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State Senate Democratic Members Head To Mexico On 4-Day Trip

Democratic members of the California state Senate are heading to Mexico for a four-day trip to improve government relations.


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Gov. Brown Signs Law Recognizing Cheerleaders As Employees

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California’s professional cheerleaders as employees who are entitled to minimum wage and overtime.


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Agency Considers Mandate To Prohibit Water-Guzzling Lawns On New Homes

California state officials are considering rules that would keep traditional water-guzzling lawns away from new homes and buildings.


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Advocates Say Revised Delta Tunnels Project Isn’t Enough

Gov. Jerry Brown’s solution is a two-tunnel system to move water south, starting outside Clarksburg and taking water from the Sacramento River. The water will move into a single tunnel until north of Walnut Grove. It will then move into a dual tunnel and flow into the south Delta.


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California Legislature Approves Compromise $115.4B Budget

California lawmakers have passed a compromise spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.


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Broken Sprinklers At State Capitol Raise Concerns Of Water Waste During Drought

It’s a tough pill to swallow, especially when experts say farmers have lost billions of dollars after water cuts and some people don’t have a reliable source of water.


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Gov. Brown, Lawmakers Agree On $115.4 Billion California Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced Tuesday that they reached a budget deal that calls for $115.4 billion in spending in the fiscal year that begins July 1, including more spending on social welfare programs that Democrats had made a priority.


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California Legislature Approves $117.5 Billion Budget, Heads To Uncertain Fate With Governor

Gov. Jerry Brown, also a Democrat, has been reluctant to go along with new spending commitments for welfare, health care and child care. He and Republicans are concerned that the state won’t collect as much in taxes as Democrats are projecting, leaving the state vulnerable if the economy dips.


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40 Years Later: From Basketball To Governor To Drought, History Repeating In California

The Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years. Back then, Jerry Brown was also the governor of California and the state was in a historic drought. The last time the Warriors made the finals was in 1975. Things may have been a bit different then. We dressed differently, but it just goes to show, the more things change, the more they stay the same.


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Corgi Owners Rejoice As Gov. Jerry Brown Adds Colusa Brown To His Family

Tim Matieson has been breeding the fox-like dogs for nearly 50 years and says the addition to the Brown family is a win for the breed and the state.



Gov. Brown Proposes Record $115.3 Billion Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a record $115.3 billion California spending plan that will send more money to public schools, set aside reserves and create a new state tax credit for the working poor.


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California Budget: Gov. Brown Expected To Keep The Ship Slow And Steady

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to maintain a slow-growth approach for California when he updates his spending plan Thursday, while responding to pressure from fellow Democrats seeking to close the income gap by offering a $380 million-a-year proposal to create tax credit for the working poor.