SACRAMENTO — Sen. Toni Atkins is poised to become the first woman to lead the state Senate, receiving support from the Democratic caucus to replace Sen. President Kevin de León, who said he will step down next year.
Atkins, D-San Diego, is expected to be confirmed through a formal vote in the Senate next month. Termed-out de León, D-Los Angeles, is challenging fellow Democrat U.
Sen. Al Franken's support among his fellow Democrats is cratering as a host of female Democratic senators Wednesday called upon him to resign. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Patty Murray, D-Wash., … Click to Continue »
Facing a public corruption investigation and possible removal from the state Senate, Jack Latvala resigned Wednesday, a day after a retired judge concluded that he likely violated state corruption laws … Click to Continue »
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, “hasn’t presided over a hearing since early September. The Mississippi Republican has not given a speech on the Senate floor all year, and he’s introduced ...
Senate Democrats expect to elect Sen. Don McEachin of Richmond to be the new chairman of their caucus. Several senators tell us they will support McEachin, a lawyer who may be interested in running for Congress or possibly statewide...