senate http://kvpr.org en In Fresno, De Leon Backtracks On Tumbleweed Comments http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-de-leon-backtracks-tumbleweed-comments <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Incoming State Senate President pro </span>tem<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Kevin de Leon made his first official appearance in Fresno today just weeks after controversial comments about the San Joaquin Valley and high speed rail. </span>FM89's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Diana Aguilera reports.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">----</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:02:49 +0000 Diana Aguilera 35753 at http://kvpr.org In Fresno, De Leon Backtracks On Tumbleweed Comments Senate Waits On Health Care Bill For Undocumented Immigrants http://kvpr.org/post/senate-waits-health-care-bill-undocumented-immigrants <div><p></p><p>A bill that would allow&nbsp;undocumented immigrants to enroll in Medi-Cal is on hold for now.</p><p>Senate Bill 1005, known as the Health for All Act, was put on hold in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Friday giving advocates time come up with funding solutions.</p><p>State Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced the bill in February.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:36:49 +0000 Diana Aguilera 33174 at http://kvpr.org Senate Waits On Health Care Bill For Undocumented Immigrants U.S. Senate Passes Emergency Drought Relief Act http://kvpr.org/post/us-senate-passes-emergency-drought-relief-act <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-2ed47de3-2693-61bd-2713-2eb6aa37dba2"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The U.S. senate unanimously passed the <a href="http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/files/serve/?File_id=43ccd5c3-6b5c-4485-9883-2373d6bcef4c">Emergency Drought Relief Act </a>Thursday evening. Fri, 23 May 2014 01:00:40 +0000 Ezra David Romero 33125 at http://kvpr.org U.S. Senate Passes Emergency Drought Relief Act Senate Dems Call For Disgraced Yee To Resign http://kvpr.org/post/senate-dems-call-disgraced-yee-resign <p>Another California State Senator is facing criminal allegations. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento on accusations that surfaced Wednesday against Senator Leland Yee.</p><p>In what the Senate President says sounds like a bad movie, a federal complaint alleges Yee, a Bay Area Democrat, committed wire fraud and gun trafficking. Undercover FBI agents say Yee set up meetings for them on topics ranging from legislation to arms dealing. In return, the agents made contributions to Yee’s Secretary of State campaign.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:20:17 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 30325 at http://kvpr.org Senate Dems Call For Disgraced Yee To Resign State Senate Majority For Democrats Might Not Change Much http://kvpr.org/post/state-senate-majority-democrats-might-not-change-much <p>This could be the year California Democrats finally reach the goal they’ve long strived for: a two-thirds supermajority in the State Senate. We took a look at that possibility <a href="/post/democrats-hope-two-thirds-supermajority-state-senate">in a report</a> yesterday.</p><p>It turns out people from both parties don’t think Sacramento’s legislative landscape would change that much.&nbsp;And as Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the biggest impact on next year’s atmosphere at the State Capitol will likely come from something else entirely.</p><p>------</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Ben Adler 6142 at http://kvpr.org State Senate Majority For Democrats Might Not Change Much