California Senate suspends 3 Democratic lawmakers

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California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, introduces a resolution to suspend three Democrats who face charges in criminal cases on the floor of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, March 28, 2014. The resolution, which passed 28-1, prevents Democratic Sens. Ron Calderon, Leland Yee and Rod Wright from exercising any power of their office until the pending criminal cases against them have been resolved.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate voted Friday to suspend three lawmakers caught up in separate criminal cases after the latest one to be hauled into court refused to step down, the most serious house-cleaning action the chamber has taken in more than a century.

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Friday’s 28-1 vote in the 40-member chamber came amid one of the most severe ethical crises in modern times for the Legislature in the nation’s most populous state. Later in the day, Gov. Jerry Brown also called on the three lawmakers to resign.

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