Legislature's Lawyer Questions If Gov. Jerry Brown Can Order Greenhouse Gas CutsThe Democratic governor of California issued the order last year setting a new target for cutting carbon emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
Gov. Jerry Brown Pardons 59 On Good FridayAll have already completed their sentences. Most were originally convicted of nonviolent, drug-related or property crimes, though they include five robberies and several weapons charges.
Gov. Jerry Brown, Lawmakers Worried Over Looming Pension ProblemsThe governor says it takes about $220 billion to cover the costs of pensions and health benefits for state and university workers.
Moving Day: Crews Preparing To Gov. Jerry Brown's Return To A Familiar Home At Governor's MansionBrown is rolling back to an old address with this move. He spent countless hours studying for the Bar Exam in the mansion while his father served as governor.
Solar Lobby Questions Gov. Brown's Commitment To Solar Panel IndustryBrown recently signed an ambitious climate change bill, which would make 50 percent of the state’s energy use come from renewable sources by 2030.
California's Top Oil Regulator Leaves Amid Controversy Over Gov. Jerry Brown's RanchSteve Bohlen, the state's oil and gas chief, is quitting to return to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory research center, according to a statement from Brown's office.
Gov. Jerry Brown Moving Back Into California Governor's MansionIt’s been 50 years since a sitting governor called the building home. The mansion that housed 13 governors, most recently Ronald Reagan, will be home again to the Browns.
Brown Vetoes California Bill Banning Drone Flight Over Private PropertyBrown said in a veto message Wednesday night that the measure goes too far in its restrictions.
'Multibillion-Dollar Smoke Screen' Forces Scaling Back Of California Climate Change PackageBrown and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat, had pushed a far-reaching proposal to cut petroleum use by half, boost renewable-electricity use to 50 percent and double energy efficiency in existing buildings.
California's Climate Fight Comes Down To Late NegotiationsGov. Jerry Brown has made climate change the centerpiece of his final tenure by laying out the most aggressive benchmark in North America, which would reduce California's carbon footprint and boost the state's renewable energy use to 50 percent in 15 years.
California Raises Ballot Submission Fees After Initiative Advocating Killing Of Gay PeopleLawmakers argued that the charge does not cover administrative costs and could encourage people to file frivolous ballot questions.
California Governor Creates Cybersecurity Agency To Prevent Attacks On State AgenciesThe center, which will be a branch of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, will also establish a multi-agency response team to provide warnings of cyber-attacks and asses the state agencies' risk of falling victim to one.