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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.


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Roads In Downtown Area To Close Today During Mexican President’s Visit

Mexico’s president spoke of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California, saying those who reject diversity and inclusion will ultimately be proven wrong.


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UPDATED: Governor Jerry Brown Takes Dig At Texas’ Guard Plan

California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas’ decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that “wiser minds will prevail.”



Gov. Brown Signs Bill Into Law Allowing Wine And Cider Sampling At Farmers’ Markets

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law Tuesday allowing for limited wine and cider tasting at certified farmers’ markets.


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Jerry Brown Advances In Governors Race, Awaits Battle Between Kashkari, Donnelly

Gov. Jerry Brown will run for an unprecedented fourth term in November against moderate first-time candidate Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who pitched himself as the best hope for the struggling California Republican Party.


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Gov. Brown Hails President Obama’s Global Warming Initiative

Gov. Jerry Brown is welcoming President Barack Obama’s global warming initiative and says it shows the administration “is confronting climate change head-on.”


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Gov. Brown Proposes Record-High Spending In State Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday released a record-high level of spending in his latest revision to the state budget, a plan that shows California government awash in tax revenue.