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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.


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.


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Jerry Brown Spent Less Than Neel Kashkari On Campaign For California Governor

Final campaign totals reported Friday show Republican candidate Neel Kashkari spent $7.1 million compared to $5.9 million for the Democratic governor.


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S&P: California Comeback Due To Less Spending, Not Tax Gains

A new financial report says California’s comeback due mostly to the state’s spending reductions rather than recent tax gains.


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Tax Fight Looms Between Gov. Brown And His Own Party

Gov. Jerry Brown orchestrated the successful push for temporary sales and income taxes on Californians three years ago to help ease the state out of recession and close a multibillion-dollar budget gap.


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Gov. Brown Tackling California’s $72B Retiree Health Liability

After tackling pension changes for public employees and teachers, Gov. Jerry Brown is now setting his sights on another big debt: retiree health care benefits.



California Urging Health Sign-Ups To Minimize Tax Penalties

The state exchange is ramping up advertising and marketing efforts in the final month of open enrollment for health insurance to minimize the number of Californians who will face tax penalties for remaining uninsured.


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Gov. Brown Calls $113B Budget Precariously Balanced

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday released a record $113 billion state spending plan that asks the University of California to do more with less so the nation’s largest public university system can avert tuition hikes.


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Official: Gov. Brown Plans Record $113B Budget

California Gov. Jerry Brown plans to unveil a record $113 billion state spending plan on Friday that gives schools a boost and pays debt but sets up a higher-education showdown by rejecting the University of California’s demand for more money to avert tuition hikes, a government official said.


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Democrats Pressure Gov. Brown For Social Spending

Anticipating a surplus, Democratic state lawmakers are pressuring Gov. Jerry Brown to increasing spending to assist those who have been missing out on the economic recovery.


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Gov. Jerry Brown Begins Last Term With Flourish

After winning re-election in a landslide, Gov. Jerry Brown will start his unprecedented fourth and final term with a flourish by promoting a legacy of fiscal stability while pioneering a bullet train to accommodate future generations of Californians seeking clean transportation.


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Stanislaus County Man Sentenced For Wine Theft Among 105 Pardoned By Gov. Jerry Brown

The pardons issued Wednesday included a Stanislaus County man sentenced to three years’ probation in 1986 for taking expensive wine out of a wine cellar and drinking it. Michael Joseph Moradian Jr. has since “lived an honest and upright life, exhibited good moral character, and conducted himself as a law-abiding citizen,” Brown wrote in his pardon.