Instead, Steinberg is recommending that Wright be removed from the committee he chairs.
That’s less severe than the punishment Steinberg imposed on Democrat Ron Calderon after reports of the FBI targeting Calderon in a corruption investigation.
Steinberg says each case has its own circumstances.
"They're very different set of facts – both in terms of the legal status but also in terms of the underlying allegations and underlying facts themselves."
~Darrell Steinberg, Calif. Senate Leader
Steinberg says Wright is not yet a convicted felon because he’s appealing the jury’s verdict – and won’t call for him to leave office unless there’s a “final conviction.”
The state senator from San Diego who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Friday has released a statement regarding the incident.
Measures that would create tougher campaign finance disclosure laws are heading to the governor's desk.
Health care advocates are concerned about a California law that allows the state to claim assets of deceased people who received health care through Medi-Cal.
UPDATE: Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have released a new $7.2 billion water bond proposal, but there's no deal yet. To buy more time, lawmakers have extended Monday's key election deadline by 48 hours.
California senators approved a bill encouraging schools to educate students about Barack Obama's election in the context of past discrimination.