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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2010
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg Party: Democrat Age: 50 Residence: Sacramento Personal: Married, two children Education: UCLA, UC Davis School of Law Previous occupation: Attorney Budget plan: Raises taxes on personal income, alcohol, oil companies and motor vehicle registrations. Delays implementation of new corporate tax breaks. Includes a major restructuring of state services to give local government more control.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2014 | By Paige St. John
SACRAMENTO-- California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he'll seek a state investigation into California's supervision of sex offenders that goes beyond the circumstances of two Orange County transients recently accused of killing multiple women while they were supervised by state and federal agents and tracked on electronic monitors. Steinberg's staff said Friday that the Sacramento Democrat planned Monday to formally request a probe by the Office of the Inspector General. However, speaking at a public policy forum Monday afternoon, Steinberg said his office is still drafting a call for an inquiry into the $63.5 million California spends each year supervising some 6,000 sex offenders with GPS monitors.
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OPINION
August 26, 2009
Re "Music did a number on me," Opinion, Aug. 23 Although Mark Steinberg was somewhat humorous with his commentary, he misses Dr. Oliver Sacks' point about the beneficial effect of learning to play music on one's brain. As a fellow fiddler, I have no doubt Steinberg's legal "practice" benefited from his music training and hours of practice more than he will ever know -- or perhaps even appreciate. Larry M. Edwards San Diego :: I am truly sorry that Steinberg had such a horrible experience with the violin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
A refresher course in avoiding illegal corruption is being planned for state senators and their staffs. That can't hurt. But it's unlikely to clean up any dirty legislators. Illegal corruption is not a redundancy. There's also legal corruption. Legislators, members of Congress and local politicians everywhere are influenced by campaign contributions from private interests, whether the money comes from unions, insurers, oil companies or casino-operating Indian tribes, to name just a handful of corrupting cash cows.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1985 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
The Price Co. and a Montreal-based retail chain have created a joint venture that will open a Price Club warehouse store in Montreal or Toronto in early 1986, company officials said Wednesday. "We'll open one, take a look at it and see how it goes," said Steinberg Inc. spokesman Douglas R. Long. "Then we'll decide whether or not to go with other (locations)." Steinberg and San Diego-based Price Co.
OPINION
December 31, 2001
Re "Cure the Sales Tax Addicts," editorial, Dec. 27: AB 680, by Assemblyman Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), is not new. It is just another in the long line of "let's rob Peter to pay Paul" bills that have been coming out of Sacramento since 1978. It is an attempt by the state to take financial control away from cities and to turn it over to regional agencies. The result will be that cities will wind up like the school districts, broke and dependent on Sacramento for their survival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2009 | Patrick McGreevy
The average wait time for walk-in customers at Department of Motor Vehicles offices has increased from 27 minutes to 45 minutes since the governor ordered state workers to take three furlough days each month, according to a legislative review. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said the longer lag time is unnecessary. Furloughs imposed starting in February do not save the general fund money, he said, because the DMV is financed almost entirely with fees charged to motorists and with federal money.
OPINION
February 25, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Hours after state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon was indicted Friday for allegedly taking $100,000 in bribes, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg conferred with his members and produced a statement calling on the Montebello Democrat to resign, take a leave of absence or face expulsion. This was bold action from the Senate, no doubt aimed at preserving the integrity of the body and sending a message to Californians that corruption and fraud among lawmakers would not be tolerated. But if that's the message Steinberg wants to send, why is Sen. Roderick Wright still serving?
NEWS
February 22, 2014 | By Jon Healey
State Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) is in his last year as a legislator, so it's now or never for the carbon tax bill he outlined Thursday. Yet the proposal may have arrived one year too early. Steinberg, the Senate president pro tem, wants to change the state's approach to reducing carbon emissions from fuel. Under AB 32 , the state's landmark cap-and-trade law, oil companies must meet a gradually declining limit on emissions starting next Jan. 1 or buy credits from other companies whose carbon releases are below their caps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2008 | GEORGE SKELTON
Put down the pitchforks. Stop hurling the bricks. Politicians in the state Capitol have not been total screw-ups this year. Yes, the state budget was a record 85 days late in getting enacted and was roundly hooted. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger angered many -- mostly Democratic legislators -- by vetoing a record-high 35% of the bills that reached his desk. The Legislature began the year by failing to pass the governor's universal healthcare bill that was overly ambitious given the plunging economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO - Stung by criminal cases involving three state senators, Democratic legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to reassess their campaign finance practices, and canceled a lucrative golf fundraiser scheduled for this weekend. The promise of self-scrutiny among Senate Democrats was just one way last week's criminal complaint against Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) detailing public corruption and arms trafficking charges continues to reverberate through the Capitol. Also on Tuesday, federal agents were again present in a legislative office building, searching a room used by Yee as an overflow office, according to Senate workers.
OPINION
April 1, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Many Californians are outraged that state Sens. Leland Yee, Ronald S. Calderon and Roderick D. Wright, all of whom have been either accused or convicted of crimes, will continue to collect their $95,291 annual salaries while they're suspended from their jobs. It's a paid vacation, critics complain. On the public dime. In response, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduced an amendment to the state Constitution on Friday - the same day he and his fellow senators suspended their colleagues - that would allow the Senate or Assembly to withhold compensation in the future when a legislator is suspended.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2014 | By Melanie Mason, Maura Dolan and Joe Mozingo
The public-corruption case filed against state Sen. Leland Yee on Wednesday could mark an abrupt end to the prestigious, and sometimes divisive, political career of one of the most prominent figures in California's Democratic legislative majority. After prosecutors unsealed a federal indictment accusing Yee of sidestepping campaign donation rules in exchange for political favors, and of engaging in a conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and illegally import firearms, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg on Wednesday  called on the San Francisco Democrat to either resign or face swift suspension by his colleagues.
OPINION
March 5, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
As more of our children's education moves online, there are increased opportunities for abusing the collection of their personal data. Last month, state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) introduced a bill that would help close a loophole in federal regulations - at least in California - in an effort to safeguard personal information of public school students. The potential privacy violations could be significant, and it makes sense for the Legislature to act now. Under the federal Family and Educational Rights Protection Act, schools that receive federal funding are rightly barred from making disclosures about students' education records without permission.
OPINION
February 25, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Hours after state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon was indicted Friday for allegedly taking $100,000 in bribes, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg conferred with his members and produced a statement calling on the Montebello Democrat to resign, take a leave of absence or face expulsion. This was bold action from the Senate, no doubt aimed at preserving the integrity of the body and sending a message to Californians that corruption and fraud among lawmakers would not be tolerated. But if that's the message Steinberg wants to send, why is Sen. Roderick Wright still serving?
NEWS
February 22, 2014 | By Jon Healey
State Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) is in his last year as a legislator, so it's now or never for the carbon tax bill he outlined Thursday. Yet the proposal may have arrived one year too early. Steinberg, the Senate president pro tem, wants to change the state's approach to reducing carbon emissions from fuel. Under AB 32 , the state's landmark cap-and-trade law, oil companies must meet a gradually declining limit on emissions starting next Jan. 1 or buy credits from other companies whose carbon releases are below their caps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2011 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
Hoping to get business interests to support a tax extension, Democratic lawmakers moved Wednesday to address a major grievance of the private sector by stripping outdated, unnecessary rules from California's 28,000 pages of regulations. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento and two other legislators announced a proposal that would have state agencies review their regulations and recommend those to be stricken. The measure also would create a one-stop permitting process for businesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2010 | By Jack Dolan
California legislators voted Monday to exempt about 35% of state employees from having to take three days off each month without pay, an order imposed on government workers last year to help close the budget deficit. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), whose district is heavily populated with state employees, proposed the exceptions, which Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to veto. "The governor cannot support any measure that would limit the state's ability to respond to a fiscal crisis," Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear said.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2014 | By Marc Lifsher
SACARAMENTO - Californians, who already pay some of the highest gasoline prices in the nation, could soon be asked to pay more. Pump prices are likely to climb more than 12 cents per gallon starting Jan. 1, both the oil industry and environmental experts agree. That's when the state's complex cap-and-trade system for pollution credits expands to cover vehicle fuels and their emissions. As a result, gasoline producers would need to buy pollution credits, and they are expected to pass the cost along at the pump.
SPORTS
February 15, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Junior second baseman Ezra Steinberg of Harvard-Westlake has committed to Oregon, Coach Matt LaCour said. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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