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Tag: Gov. Jerry Brown

Brown and Kashkari Clash in Wide-Ranging California Debate

September 4, 2014 | 10:48 pm

Brown and Kashkari Clash in Wide-Ranging California Debate

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Governor and Republican challenger covered a wide range of issues during a spirited, fast-paced debate.

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Feinstein Joins Brown Against Making Recreational Pot Legal

March 19, 2014 | 3:43 pm

Feinstein Joins Brown Against Making Recreational Pot Legal

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Senator is concerned about stoned drivers and gateway drug issues in California.

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Gov. Brown Grants 127 Christmas Eve Pardons

December 24, 2013 | 12:58 pm

Gov. Brown Grants 127 Christmas Eve Pardons

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Those pardoned have completed their sentences, have a record of at least a decade without criminal activity.

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California Innocence Project Urges Gov. Brown To Free 12 Inmates

December 20, 2013 | 4:55 pm

California Innocence Project Urges Gov. Brown To Free 12 Inmates

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After research, group says these inmates are innocent but remain behind bars on technicalities

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26 New Laws Go On the Books in Brown’s Bill-Signing Flurry

September 27, 2013 | 4:31 pm

26 New Laws Go On the Books in Brown’s Bill-Signing Flurry

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This week, the Governor has signed no less than 77 new laws and vetoed four others.

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Brown, Legislature Make Deal on Prison Overcrowding

September 9, 2013 | 12:22 pm

Brown, Legislature Make Deal on Prison Overcrowding

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Brown and legislative leaders agree to pass competing plans to meet court order to cut prison population.

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California Owes Itself $4.6 Billion

July 24, 2013 | 11:25 am

California Owes Itself $4.6 Billion

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Gov. Jerry Brown has made paying off California’s $27 billion “wall of debt” a top priority. But one of the largest creditors that the state owes money to is actually itself. A report released last week by the Department of Finance shows 132 loans taken out from special government funds over the past decade add […]

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Open Government Activists Irate Over Proposed Weakening of Public Records Act

June 19, 2013 | 7:07 am

Open Government Activists Irate Over Proposed Weakening of Public Records Act

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By Francesca Segrè and Dan Brekke First Amendment activists and advocates of open government are furious about legislation sent to the governor that could make public records harder for news organizations and the general public to get. Currently, the California Public Records Act requires local government agencies to respond to requests for public records within […]

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Enviro Groups Slam Budget’s Cap-And-Trade Funds Diversion

June 12, 2013 | 6:00 am

Enviro Groups Slam Budget’s Cap-And-Trade Funds Diversion

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The budget deal finalized by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders Monday night borrows $500 million from California’s cap-and-trade auction revenues, as Brown proposed last month. That’s bad news to environmental groups. California League of Conservation Voters CEO said in a statement that the funds grab was “a particular insult to voters.” Bill Magavern, policy […]

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Budget Deal Reflects Unfamiliar Problem: How to Spend a Surplus

June 11, 2013 | 5:20 pm

Budget Deal Reflects Unfamiliar Problem: How to Spend a Surplus

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It’s certainly easier to reach an agreement when you’re negotiating how to spend extra money rather than where to cut funding. A full five days before the June 15 deadline for passing a state budget, Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker John Perez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg reached agreement Monday on a $96 billion […]

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