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Gov. Brown, Lawmakers Unveil $1 Billion Drought-Relief Package

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders are set to announce emergency drought-relief legislation as California enters its fourth consecutive dry year.

03/19/2015

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California Gov. Jerry Brown To Announce New Emergency Drought Legislation On Thursday

Gov. Jerry Brown will announce new emergency drought legislation at a press conference on Thursday, his office announced Wednesday.

03/18/2015

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Jerry Brown To Other Governors Visiting California: ‘Come On Out And Make Your Case’

Gov. Jerry Brown has a message for Republican governors planning to visit California to woo business from the state: Welcome.

03/13/2015

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Florida Gov. Heading To California To Try And Lure Businesses Away

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading to the West Coast.

03/12/2015

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California Offers $50 Million Carrot For College Innovation

Gov. Jerry Brown has made a habit of criticizing California’s public colleges and universities for what he sees as a failure to adapt to the 21st century. Now he is putting the state’s money where his mouth is.

03/08/2015

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Clash Between Napolitano, Brown Causes Uncertainty About Future UC Enrollment

University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications

03/02/2015

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Gov. Jerry Brown Blocks Parole For Ex-Mexican Mafia Chief

Gov. Jerry Brown blocked parole for a former leader of the notorious Mexican Mafia prison gang who has turned on his former comrades and now aids law enforcement.

02/21/2015

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Eco-Friendly California Looks Beyond Gas Tax To Fix Roads

As state legislatures across the nation grapple with declining funding to maintain roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure, California lawmakers are confronting the unintended consequences of policies aimed at achieving ambitious environmental goals.

02/21/2015

An artist rendition of the planned high-speed rail system as it would look through Sacramento. (Source: California High Speed Rail Authority)

High-Speed Rail Agency Behind Schedule In Buying Land

California’s $68 billion high-speed rail project is as much as a year behind schedule in buying the land needed to start construction, having purchased less than a quarter of the parcels for the first 29-mile stretch in the Central Valley, rail officials say.

02/12/2015

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Gov. Brown Seeks Money For Fixing Roads As Gas Tax Value Plunges

California lawmakers are looking at new ways to pay for crumbling roads, bridges and highways as the traditional repair fund from gasoline taxes dries up.

02/08/2015

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (right) paid a visit to the Sacramento area Friday. After speaking at the Capitol, she took of tour of Folsom Dam with Rep. Doris Matsui. (Credit: Doris Matsui/Twitter)

Federal Government To Boost California Drought Funding By $50 Million

The federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states as California enters a fourth year of drought.

02/06/2015

California Governor Jerry Brown looks on before delivering the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fracking Puts Gov. Brown, Environmentalists At Odds

In the 1970s, the environmental movement had no bigger political hero than California Gov. Jerry Brown. He cracked down on polluters, ended tax breaks for oil companies and promoted solar energy.

02/06/2015

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