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California's legislatures to implement tougher ethical guidelines following scandals

Sen. Leland Yee Appears In Court On Corruption Charges

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 31: California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California's legislature is trying to clean up its image after several high-profile scandals. Yesterday, lawmakers pushed eleven measures through committee that would set tougher ethical guidelines for politicians.

This comes just weeks after several state senators were charged with corruption. To fill us in on these bills is Patrick McGreevy. He's the Capitol reporter for the LA Times, and he joins us from Sacramento. 


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