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.
California Cut Water Use By 31 Percent In July Amid DroughtState officials say California cities cut their water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding Gov. Jerry Brown's statewide mandate to conserve.
Gov. Brown Approves Exit Exam Reprieve For 5,000 StudentsGov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation canceling the California exit exam as a requirement for graduation this year, offering a reprieve to about 5,000 students left in limbo when the state canceled the test.
Puzzling Press Conference Leaves Many Wondering What Governor's Plan Is For RoadsBrown calls his leadership “brooding omnipresence.” The line got a laugh at his press conference and a quick comeback at the Capitol from state Sen. Jim Beall.
Brown Signs Law Protecting Grocery Workers For 90 Days After Stores Change OwnershipGov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to protect California grocery store workers from being fired for 90 days after a store changes ownership.
Report: California Plans To Take Up To 300 Farms By Eminent Domain For Delta Tunnel ProjectBrown has pushed for a massive delta makeover since his first stint as governor in the 1970s and 1980s. In May, he told critics of the tunnels to "shut up."
California Removes 'Alien' From Labor Code To Describe Foreign-Born WorkersThe state began using the term "alien" in 1937 to describe people who are not born or naturalized citizens in the United States.
Shingle Springs Man, 21, Identified As Firefighter Killed By Falling TreeCalifornia firefighters are mourning the loss of yet another firefighter killed in the line of duty.