Monday, April 07, 2014

Suspended senators leave millions of constituents short on representation

The Sacramento Bee reports:
The legal troubles roiling the California Capitol have done more than deprive Senate Democrats of their supermajority. They also have left millions of constituents without the elected representatives they sent to Sacramento to advocate and vote for their interests.

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, last month moved to suspend three Democratic senators fighting criminal cases: Leland Yee of San Francisco, now indicted on charges of orchestrating arms deals and accepting pay-for-play campaign money; Ron Calderon of Montebello, indicted on charges of taking bribes to steer legislation; and Rod Wright of Baldwin Hills, convicted on multiple felony counts of lying about his residence.

As you know, CNN doesn't do stories that hurt the Democrat party at the local level.