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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Corruption Scandals Cost California Democrats Supermajority Control Of State Senate

By Jessica Calefati, San Jose Mercury News SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It took Democrats more than a century to win a supermajority in both houses of the California Legislature, but two corruption cases have cost them their dominating two-thirds majority in the state Senate in little more than a year. State Senator Ronald Calderon’s decision Sunday […]

March 4, 2014

Will The Senate Filibuster Be Nuked In 2015?

Over at the Monkey Cage yesterday, former Senate staffer Richard Arenberg worried that in the case of a tied Senate after the 2014 elections (with Vice President Joe Biden serving as the Democrats’ tie-breaker), the filibuster might be doomed. In this view, the Democrats would go nuclear, reorganizing the Senate to allow legislation to pass […]

February 13, 2014