Gov. Brown, Lawmakers Punt Difficult Tax QuestionsWhile Gov. Jerry Brown approved high-profile legislation addressing social issues such as aid-in-dying, animal antibiotics and the gender wage gap this year, he kept a tight grip on California's pocketbook by rejecting more than a dozen bills that sought to increase health care benefits and tax credits for the poor.
Jerry Brown To Move Into Historic Governor's MansionCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown and first lady Anne Gust Brown are trading an urban loft for a historic mansion when they're in Sacramento.
California To Big-League Ballplayers: Stop Chewing Tobacco California lawmakers have taken the first step toward accomplishing something Major League Baseball could never do: Stop players from stuffing those big wads of chewing tobacco into their mouths during games. With Gov. Jerry Brown signing a bill earlier this week banning the use of smokeless tobacco in all California ballparks, a practice dating to the days of Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb now seems headed toward the sport's endangered species list.
California Bans Use Of 'Redskins' Name For Public School MascotsCalifornia public schools will be barred from using the Redskins name for sports teams and mascots under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed.
Gov. Brown Rejects Labor-Backed Laws In Sweeping Bill PackageBrown vetoed 18 bills on Sunday.
Californians' Fake Lawns Protected By New LawCities in drought-stricken California can no longer stop residents from installing fake grass to replace their water-guzzling lawns.
California Grooms Utility Giants To Compete Against Big OilCalifornia wants more drivers to dump the pump and plug in.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Allowing 'Beer Bikes' On City StreetsGov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill allowing beer bikes to operate on city streets.
Gov. Brown Signs Anti-Racial Profiling BillGov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation to change California's definition of racial profiling and require local law enforcement agencies to collect demographic data on the people they stop, his office announced Saturday.
Gov. Brown Vetoes Bills Criminalizing Use Of DronesGov. Jerry Brown has vetoed bills aimed at controlling the operation of drones.
California Regulators Restore Emissions-Cutting Fuel RuleCalifornia regulators on Friday restored ambitious rules to cut transportation fuel emissions 10 percent within 5 years.
Gov. Brown To Sign Expanded Fair Pay LegislationFemale employees in California are poised to get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps and receive protection from discrimination and retaliation if they ask questions about how much other people earn.