California lawmakers have approved a state budget deal with a provision that has Republicans accusing Democrats of trying to steal an election. It would create new rules for recall elections - and it's written in a way that would delay a current bid to recall a Democratic state senator from Fullerton until next June's primary, Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.
A loophole in California law allows corporations, unions, and political parties to give unlimited amounts of money to state and local candidates, but limits the amount of contributions from individuals. A state lawmaker wants to close the loophole. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.