Gov. Jerry Brown

After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in years.(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Rain Could Spell Trouble For Calif. Water Conservation

After California’s driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state’s first heavy downpours in years.

12/16/2014

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Gov. Brown Names Assistant US Attorney To State High Court

In his effort to diversify the judicial branch, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday nominated a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general to fill a vacant seat on the California Supreme Court.

11/24/2014

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California GOP Blocks Democratic State Legislative Supermajorities In Both Houses

Republican Catharine Baker was declared the winner over Democrat Tim Sbranti in Assembly District 16 after an updated tally by Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

11/07/2014

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Brown Vetoes Bill Limiting Drone Surveillance

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have placed strict limits on law enforcement agencies using unmanned aerial drones for surveillance.

09/28/2014

California Governor Signs Bill Tripling Hollywood Tax Credits (Credit, Randy Yagi)

California Governor Signs Bill Tripling Hollywood Tax Credits

Gov. Jerry Brown has headed to the cradle of the Hollywood film industry to sign legislation that more than triples the state’s annual tax credit to $330 million a year for films and TV shows produced in California.

09/18/2014

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Gov. Jerry Brown Agrees To Debate Neel Kashkari

California Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to one debate with his Republican rival, Neel Kashkari, in the 2014 governor’s race.

08/19/2014

Activists protest the arrival of undocumented migrant children to a Border Patrol facility in Murrieta on July 4, 2014. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Governor: Border Crossings A Humanitarian Issue

Brown says the arrival of unaccompanied migrant children should not be the subject of political posturing.

07/23/2014

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Gov. Brown Nominates Mexican-Born Law Professor To California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown has nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor to the California Supreme Court.

07/22/2014

The legislation creates a $420 million tax credit for aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin and includes other tax incentives apparently designed to benefit California-based electric car maker Tesla Motors. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown Signs Tax Bill Benefiting Tesla

California is one of five states competing for a $5 billion Tesla battery manufacturing plant.

07/10/2014

New law makes it easier for school districts to fire abusive and problem teachers. (Getty Images)

Governor Signs Bill To Streamline Teacher Firings

New law makes it easier for school districts to fire abusive and problem teachers.

06/25/2014

A French high speed train TGV. (ALAIN JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Contests High-Speed Rail Air Quality Plans

Suit says state agency downplays harmful environmental effects and exaggerates benefits.

06/23/2014

Pitts research led to California's ground-breaking clean-air standards. (Getty Images)

California Smog Researcher James Pitts Dies At 93

Gov. Brown: “Jim was one of the key pioneers in cleaning up air pollution in California and we’ll all miss him.”

06/19/2014

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