Senate corruption: Is suspension adequate?

Published: Friday, Mar. 28, 2014 - 12:03 pm
Last Modified: Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Re "Senate drops 3 in legal trouble" (Page A1, March 29): With the Senate voting to suspend, not expel, ens. Rod Wright, Ron Calderon, and Leland Yee for an assorted crimes, I can't help but wonder what it takes to get a crook removed in this state.

All three will continue to collect their salaries while their collective cases wind there way through the criminal justice systems.

None of the alleged acts where legal so why are they getting suspended with their pay? Why not suspend them without pay and let them fight it out like they would a regular state employee who finds himself in the same boat?

There is adequate information to fire them yet Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg lets them sit at home, collecting pay, and not getting any work out of them.

On second thought, maybe we are better off with them gone.

-- Mac McCauley, Granite Bay

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