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Gov. Jerry Brown Urges CalPERS To Quickly Address Rising Pension Costs

He urged California’s largest public pension fund to act quickly to address rising costs saying failure to do so would widen the fund’s liabilities by billions of dollars.


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Gov. Jerry Brown Calls Congress Drought Bill ‘Unwelcome And Divisive’

He called a Republican effort in Congress to address California’s unprecedented drought an “unwelcome and divisive intrusion” in the state’s efforts to address the crisis


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Gov. Jerry Brown, California Budget Fair Well In Poll

A poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California says strong majorities of likely voters approve of his overall handling of the job and of the budget proposal he released earlier this month.


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Southern California Gets Rain Sprinkles; More Expected This Week

Areas of Southern California are getting hit with some sprinkles today, but not enough to ease near-record drought conditions.


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Speaker Boehner Visits California For Drought Bill

House Speaker John Boehner visited a dusty California field on Wednesday, joining Central Valley Republicans to announce an emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers through what is certain to be a devastating year.


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Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2014 State Of The State Address

Gov. Jerry Brown delivered the annual State of the State address on the morning of Jan. 22, 2014.


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Brown: Calif. Comes Back But Challenged By Drought

Gov. Jerry Brown delivered a dual message in his annual address to the Legislature — that a California resurgence is well under way but also is threatened by economic and environmental uncertainties.


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Head Of Bank Bailout Announces He Is Running For Calif. Governor

Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who was the architect of the nation’s bank bailout at the height of the recession, said Tuesday he is running for governor of California with a campaign that will focus on boosting jobs and improving public schools.


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Legislative Deadline Nears For Hundreds Of Calif. Bills

Hundreds of bills that failed to pass the Legislature last year face an end-of-the-month deadline to gain initial support, including measures affecting gun owners, the oil industry and farm laborers.


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California Drought Felt From Forests To Farms

Signs of drought are everywhere.


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Report: Fewer Ex-Convicts Committing New Crimes

The state corrections department says California’s recidivism rate continued to drop in the years before Gov. Jerry Brown’s realignment law took effect, even though six of every 10 offenders were soon back behind bars.


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Calif. Poised To Implement School Funding Reform

After months of sometimes angry debate, California education officials are set to take up rules this week aimed at making good on Gov. Jerry Brown’s promise to invest in the state’s future by overhauling how public schools are funded and directing more money to the neediest students.