Gov. Jerry Brown
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.
Areas of Southern California are getting hit with some sprinkles today, but not enough to ease near-record drought conditions.
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.
Gov. Jerry Brown delivered the annual State of the State address on the morning of Jan. 22, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Signs of drought are everywhere.
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.
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.
In Gov. Jerry Brown’s promise to start paying off California’s massive liabilities, the largest single unfunded debt will not be seeing any additional pay-down in the coming fiscal year.
Democrats across the nation are eager to make increasing the minimum wage a defining campaign issue in 2014, but in California a proposal to boost the pay rate to $12 an hour is coming from a different point on the political compass.