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Governor Jerry Brown

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Senate Panel Criticizes Gov. Brown’s Prison Plan

Democratic state senators are criticizing a plan by Gov. Jerry Brown to rent thousands of private prison and county jail cells to meet a federal court order to greatly reduce California’s prison population.

09/04/2013

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UPDATED: Democrats Spar Over Delaying Calif. Prison Order

In a direct slap to Gov. Jerry Brown, his fellow Democrats in the state Senate on Wednesday rejected his plan for dealing with California’s prison crisis, throwing the state’s response to a federal court order into chaos.

08/28/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison, which houses 5500 inmates, crowd around double and triple bunk beds at a gymnasium that was modified to house 213 prisoners on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Proposes $315 Million Plan To Reduce Prison Population

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to significantly reduce California’s prison population by proposing a $315 million plan to send inmates to private prisons and empty county jail cells.

08/27/2013

Jerry Brown Addresses Conference In San Francisco

New Law Gives Transgender Students Choice Between Sex-Segregated Programs, Facilities

California has become the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.

08/12/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown Responds On Break-In

Gov. Brown Signs School-Funding Changes Into Law

Gov. Jerry Brown is signing legislation that changes the state funding formula for K-12 schools in a way he hopes will help boost achievement for disadvantaged students.

07/01/2013

Prisoner Release McGinness

Former Sacramento County Sheriff Speaks Out Against Prisoners’ Release

Former Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness joins many sheriffs statewide who believe the release of thousands of inmates is not the solution to reducing prison population.

06/21/2013

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Gov. Brown To Sign Legislation Restoring Public’s Access To Government Documents

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign fix-it legislation that restores a mandate for local governments to comply with document requests.

06/20/2013

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Judges: Brown Must Fully Comply With Order To Reduce Prison Population

A panel of federal judges has rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s attempt to circumvent its long-standing order for reducing California’s prison population.

06/20/2013

Medi-Cal Rally

Thousands Attend Rally To Fight Gov. Brown’s Proposed Medi-Cal Cuts

People from all over the state are converging on the state capitol today for a health rally to fight proposed cuts to Medi-Cal.

06/04/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown presents his 2013-14 budget during a press conference on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (credit: CBS13)

Brown’s Budget Cuts California Spending Plan Despite Surge In Tax Revenue

Despite surging state tax revenue, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced a spending plan for the coming fiscal year that is $1.2 billion lower than he projected in January.

05/14/2013

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Brown Mystified At Growing Prison Legal Case

Gov. Jerry Brown is defending his approach to a legal battle over the state prison system by saying California has undergone an “incredible transformation” since the federal courts took over the prison health care system.

05/06/2013

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Lawmakers Approve Health Insurance Protections

State lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a pair of consumer protection bills Monday that prevent health insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions and limit how much more insurers can charge older residents.

04/29/2013

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