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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.


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Governor Brown OKs Plastic Bag Ban

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.


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California approves landmark ‘yes means yes’ law

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when “yes means yes” and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.


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Governor Brown Signs California’s First Groundwater Rules

California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.


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S&P: California Tax Revenue Growth Rate Accelerated After 2009

Rising income inequality has led to slowing tax revenue growth in California, but the state has responded by increasing its top marginal tax rate, causing its growth rate to accelerate after 2009, according to a new study released Monday by credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s.


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Governor Brown’s GOP Challenger Trying Novel Tactics

Republicans finally have the kind of gubernatorial candidate they need to be competitive in overwhelmingly Democratic California — a young, second-generation social moderate who has financial expertise and is comfortable on social media.


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Lawmakers Send Gun Restraining Order Bill To Governor Brown

Judges would be able to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.