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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


Gov. Jerry Brown said his home was broken into while he was away in China. (CBS13)

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.


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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.


Gov. Jerry Brown said his home was broken into while he was away in China. (CBS13)

Gov. Jerry Brown Reveals Home Break-In At Victims’ Rally

Police say a man climbed onto the balcony of Gov. Jerry Brown’s Midtown condominium while the governor was in China.


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Fight Continues Over The Dismantling Of Calif. Redevelopment Agencies

A second round of bureaucratic bickering has begun over the dismantling of California’s community redevelopment agencies.


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Governor Brown Appoints New Parks Director

Governor Brown has appointed a new director of the California Department of Parks and Recreation four months after the previous director resigned amid a money scandal.


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Caltrans Employees Accused Of Using Taxpayer-Funded Cars For Personal Use

A CBS investigation found some Caltrans employees using Caltrans trucks rented with taxpayer money for their own personal use.



California Sporting Groups Leery Of Department Name Change

After six decades as the Department of Fish and Game, the agency in charge of California’s wild animals has a new name — one that has many hunting and fishing organizations leery.