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Tag: Gov. Jerry Brown

Governor’s Budget Move on Cap-and-Trade Angers Environmentalists

May 24, 2013 | 8:33 am

Governor’s Budget Move on Cap-and-Trade Angers Environmentalists

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Governor Jerry Brown has spent a lot of energy focusing on the dangers of climate change lately. Speaking to a group of scientists Thursday, he warned, “it’s over” in five years, unless the world steps up efforts to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions that are warming the atmosphere. But while Brown is preaching action on […]

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Enviros Livid as Brown Diverts Cap-and-Trade Funds

May 14, 2013 | 5:25 pm

Enviros Livid as Brown Diverts Cap-and-Trade Funds

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“Totally disappointed.” That was Kathryn Phillips’ reaction when she read the fine print in Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget. Phillips, state director for the Sierra Club, is one of a chorus of voices from the environmental community howling over Brown’s decision to divert revenue from the state’s cap-and-trade program into the general fund — temporarily, […]

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Education Funding Fight Leads To First Budget Rift

April 26, 2013 | 3:25 pm

Education Funding Fight Leads To First Budget Rift

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Gov. Jerry Brown is framing it as an epic battle, while Senate Democrats say it’s more like a polite disagreement between friends. Either way, the education plan introduced by Senate Democrats this week, along with Brown’s strong opposition to it, is shaping up to be a major battle in this year’s budget negotiations. Brown made […]

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Five Things to Watch For on Gov. Brown’s China Trip

April 8, 2013 | 8:00 am

Five Things to Watch For on Gov. Brown’s China Trip

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by John Myers, News10 Gov. Jerry Brown packed his bag last weekend for his first trade mission since taking office in 2011, an eight-day visit to China designed to drum up business and sell the California brand. A delegation of 100 state officials and top business executives will be traveling with the governor. The group […]

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January 24, 2013 | 1:14 pm

Jerry Brown’s State of the State Speech in 7, 15 and 30 Minutes

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Shortly after beginning his State of the State address on Thursday, California Governor Jerry Brown joked that legislators should hold their applause. “This is my longest speech,” Brown said. “We’re not going to get out of here if we don’t keep moving.” His speech lasted about 30 minutes and touched on issues ranging from education […]

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Gay ‘Conversion,’ Vaccination Opt Out, Immigration and More: California Gets 191 New Laws

October 1, 2012 | 12:53 pm

Gay ‘Conversion,’ Vaccination Opt Out, Immigration and More: California Gets 191 New Laws

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Parents who don’t get their kids vaccinated will need permission from their doctor’s office before enrolling them in school. Psychotherapists can’t try to convert gay teenagers into straight ones. And some undocumented immigrants can get driver’s licenses. These changes in California law came about over the weekend as Gov. Jerry Brown signed some 191 bills […]

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