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Governor Signs $115 Billion Budget That Funds New Anti-Poverty Intiatives

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a spending plan that uses California’s growing surplus to fund new anti-poverty initiatives.


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Democrats Push Spending Plan That Relies On Higher Revenues

Democratic state lawmakers are using higher revenue estimates to bolster their argument for spending more on social programs for the poor over Gov. Jerry Brown’s cost concerns.


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Gov. Brown Pitches Amnesty On Traffic Debt For Poor

Calling California’s traffic court system a “hellhole of desperation” for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can’t afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver’s license suspensions since 2006.


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Worldwide Regional Leaders Join Gov. Brown In Signing Climate Change Pact

California Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders from 11 other states and provinces are signing a pact on climate change that vows to reduce carbon emissions.


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Sacramento CEO Works To Make Solar Attractive To Agribusiness

CEO Nic Stover created his own natural capitalism by working with colleagues in Sacramento to fight for what he believed in: passing SB 594.


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Gov. Brown Proposes Stiffer Penalties For Water Wasters

Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing $10,000 fines for residents and businesses wasting water in the drought despite his order to cut water use.


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Elected Officials In Calif. Admit Using Personal Email For Government Business

Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and California’s other top elected officials acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business.


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$1B Water Spending Bill Heads To Governor

A $1 billion water spending plan for drought-stricken California is heading to Gov. Jerry Brown.


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Californians Meet Gov. Brown’s Water-Use Target In December

The state Water Resources Control Board says California has met Gov. Jerry Brown’s 20 percent water use reduction target.


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Gov. Jerry Brown Sworn In For Record Fourth Term

When Jerry Brown takes the oath of office Monday, it will be the first time a California governor will be sworn in to a fourth term.


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Brown Picks Former Aide To Lead Troubled California Utilities Commission

California Gov. Jerry Brown has named a former aide to be the next head of the troubled state utilities commission.


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Gov. Brown Spends Little, Still Has $24 Million Left In Re-Election Campaign

Gov. Jerry Brown is reporting that he has nearly $24 million for his re-election campaign after spending very little so far this year.