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State Government

Sexual Harassment Scandals, Progressive Politics Follow California Democrats To Convention This Weekend

February 23, 2018 | Ben Adler

Thousands of Dems are converging on San Diego for the state party’s annual gathering. Their eyes are on the 2018 election — but they're also hoping to move beyond sexual harassment allegations plaguing the Capitol.

Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Energized Yet Fractured, California Democrats Convene In Crucial Election Year

February 23, 2018 | Ben Adler

As the California Democratic Party meets this weekend in San Diego for its annual convention, tensions between the party’s establishment and progressive wings could shape fights for governor, Senate and Congress.

Steve Yeater / AP file

State Government

California Senator Tony Mendoza Resigns After Sexual Harassment Investigation, But Says He'll Run For Re-Election

February 22, 2018 | Sammy Caiola

His resignation followed an outside investigation, which found that Mendoza likely engaged in "flirtatious or sexually suggestive" behavior with six different women, including former staffers and fellows. The allegations date back to 2007.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP / File

Insight With Beth Ruyak

California Senate Debates Disciplinary Action Against Sen. Tony Mendoza

February 22, 2018 | Chris Remington

CALmatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall reports live from the California Senate floor as lawmakers discuss disciplinary options for Sen. Tony Mendoza.

Steve Yeater / AP Photo

State Government

California Sen. Tony Mendoza Apologizes, Asks To Keep His Job After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

February 21, 2018 | Chris Nichols

The full California Senate is expected to debate on Thursday whether to censure Sen. Tony Mendoza over alleged sexual misconduct. Options include a suspension, with or without pay, or expulsion.

Steve Yeater / AP Photo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Report Details Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Against Sen. Tony Mendoza

February 21, 2018 | Chris Remington

A full report has finally been released detailing allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual advances by California state Sen. Tony Mendoza. Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler explains what's in the report and the next steps are for the Legislature.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Report: California Senator Tony Mendoza ‘More Likely Than Not’ Made Sexual Advances Toward Six Women

February 20, 2018 | Ben Adler

A summary of the Senate’s outside investigation comes after the chamber’s Rules Committee met in closed session to discuss Mendoza’s fate for the second weekday in a row.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Bill Would Boost Privacy For California Marijuana Customers

February 19, 2018 | Chris Nichols

The bill has no ability to prevent federal authorities from seizing customer information, but could slow the flow of unwanted junk mail.