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Gov. Brown Urges Lawmakers To Address Transportation Funding

Gov. Jerry Brown is urging lawmakers to reach an agreement on how to pay for billions of dollars in California road and highway repairs but he’s not saying how.


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‘Tax Lady’ Roni Deutch Won’t Serve Prison Time For Legal Troubles With State Of California

Roni Deutch seemed to be everywhere, promising TV viewers she would help them resolve their problems with the Internal Revenue Service.


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Gov. Brown Weighs Parole For Transgender Inmate

Gov. Jerry Brown is weighing whether to grant parole to a transgender inmate who is trying to force California to become the first state to pay for a prisoner’s sex reassignment surgery.


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Gov. Brown To GOP: ‘It’s Time To Act’ On Climate Change

As Republican Party candidates gear up for their first big debate, Gov. Jerry Brown released and open letter Wednesday to make sure one issue isn’t forgotten: climate change.


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Gov. Jerry Brown Declares State Of Emergency For California Wildfires

Brown’s order requires all state agencies to provide assistance if needed to respond to the fires and mobilizes the California National Guard to help with disaster response.


OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 7: The Oakland Raiderettes dance between quarters during a game against the San Francisco 49ers on December 7, 2014 at Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Raiders won 24-13.

New California Law Recognizes Cheerleaders As Employees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation recognizing California’s professional cheerleaders as employees who are entitled to minimum wage and overtime. The Democratic governor announced Wednesday that he signed AB202, requiring that […]


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Gov. Jerry Brown To Meet With Pope On Climate Change

California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to Vatican City to discuss climate change and modern slavery with dignitaries including Pope Francis.


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State Water Agency Considers Pricing Overhaul To Save In Drought

California Gov. Jerry Brown called for an overhaul in water pricing as part of his sweeping drought order, and regulators on Wednesday will discuss how to best do that in light of legal questions over rates designed to encourage conservation.


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California: Record Water Savings Shows Big Cuts Possible

Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair.



What’s Next For California’s Contentious Vaccine Law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.


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California Water Use Fell 13.5 Percent In April Amid Drought

Californians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by decreasing their water use 13.5 percent in April, regulators said Tuesday.


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Gov. Jerry Brown To Boost School Spending Amid Surplus

Lawmakers expect Gov. Jerry Brown to suggest spending more tax dollars on public schools and community colleges while asking for more money to be set aside for a rainy day when he releases his updated budget this week.