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California Governor Jerry Brown listens while US President Barack Obama meets with locals at the San Luis Water Facility February 14, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

California Gov. Jerry Brown Backs President Obama’s Immigration Order

Brown said in a statement that the president “stepped up for hard-working families across America” in the face of Washington gridlock.


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Tuition Going Up At University Of California

University of California regents have voted to raise tuition. The move means tuition rise as much as 5 percent each of the next five years.


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California Gov. Jerry Brown Wins Record 4th Term

California Gov. Jerry Brown is returning to Sacramento for a record fourth term.


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Race For Governor Mostly A Campaign That Wasn’t

Neel Kashkari, a first-time candidate for office, was hoping to spark a conversation with California voters this year about growing inequality in the state’s rebounding economy, whether the state is economically competitive, and how to reform its underperforming K-12 school system.


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California Nurses Press Gov. Brown On Ebola Safety

Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to meet with the state’s largest nurses union to discuss Ebola preparedness at hospitals and other health facilities.


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Gov. Brown Pursues Lasting Policy Legacy In California

Jerry Brown is on the verge of doing what no one has ever done in California and what no one may ever do again: get elected to a fourth term as governor.



Neel Kashkari’s Gubernatorial Ad Draws Criticism For Depiction Of Drowning Child

The ad features a child fighting for his life that’s eventually saved by Kashkari. The ad is supposed to be a metaphor for the state of education in California.



Have You Registered To Vote? California’s Deadline Is Oct. 20 For November Election

Ballots are in the mail for vote-by-mail voters, but it’s not too late to register to vote in this year’s election.


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California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Gun Bills, Plastic Bag Ban, Rejects Ethics Bills

Gov. Jerry Brown signed and vetoed a series of bills on the final day of considering the legislation passed in the prior legislative session .


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Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoes Ethics Bills, Saying They Don’t Address Anything Already Regulated

Brown vetoed a bill that would have banned elected officials from requesting payments on their behalf to nonprofit organizations run by family members. He also rejected a bill seeking to ban tickets and reduce the value of other gifts that can be given to legislators.


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Sacramento State Staff, Students Praise Passage Of Law To Protect Against Sexual Assault

It’s the first legislation in the country that requires people to verbally agree to a sexual encounter. It involves “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement” before students have sex. It’s aimed at protecting students who are drunk, drugged, unconscious or asleep and cannot grant consent.


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California Adopts ‘Yes Means Yes’ Sex-Assault Rule

Gov. Jerry Brown 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.