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Brown Maintains Strong Lead In Governor’s Race

The first public opinion poll released since California’s June 3 primary shows Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown maintaining a 20-point lead over his general election challenger, Republican Neel Kashkari.


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Governor Signs $108 Billion California Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed California’s $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that pays down debt, builds a rainy day fund and provides additional money for schools and health care.


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Legislature Passes $108 Billion Budget, Hours Before Deadline

Moving swiftly to beat a midnight deadline, the state Assembly has approved the main budget bill for California’s $108 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year.


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Chris Christie Heads To California For Fundraising

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie is heading to San Francisco as part of a national tour, headlining a high-dollar fundraiser in the liberal stronghold and supporting the California GOP’s long-shot nominee for governor.


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Governor, Lawmakers Face Weekend Budget Deadline

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers are trying to work out the final details of a budget for the coming fiscal year that largely adheres to the governor’s call for fiscal prudence while providing a modest boost to social and education programs.


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Bill Reforming Teacher Dismissals Goes To Governor

A bill making it easier to fire abusive educators heads to Gov. Jerry Brown two days after a judge found California’s teacher tenure laws unconstitutional.


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Lawmakers Push For Restoring Benefits, Preschool

Gov. Jerry Brown and fellow Democratic state lawmakers head into the final week of negotiations over the state budget having agreed to a rainy day fund and pay down massive liabilities in the teachers’ pension system.


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Gov. Brown To Chamber Of Commerce: ‘California Is Definitely Back’

Gov. Jerry Brown is presenting a robust defense of his record over the last three-and-a-half years, promoting his efforts with education, pension reform, workers’ compensation, criminal justice and the economy.



Assembly Approves New Rainy Day Ballot Measure

The state Assembly has unanimously passed a fresh version of a rainy day fund measure on the November ballot, a plan that emphasizes paying down California’s massive debts and unfunded liabilities.


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California To Pay Off Schwarzenegger Budget Bond

California is on track to pay off a $15 billion bond that was championed a decade ago by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of his first major actions in office.


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Lawmakers, Gov. Brown Compromise On Rainy Day Fund

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have agreed to replace the rainy day fund measure on the November ballot with a bipartisan plan that would set aside revenue equal to 10 percent of California’s general fund.


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Californians To Vote On Cost Of Public Records

Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature had just sealed a $96.3 billion state budget last year when an outcry erupted over a provision that allowed local governments to deny requests for public documents because the state wouldn’t reimburse them.