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Tag: Jerry Brown

Behind California’s Dramatic Increase in Lifers Freed from Prisons

May 15, 2014 | 5:15 am

Behind California’s Dramatic Increase in Lifers Freed from Prisons

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An increasing percentage of murderers serving life sentences are being paroled.

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Medi-Cal Gets Spending Boost in Governor’s Revised Budget

May 14, 2014 | 7:00 am

Medi-Cal Gets Spending Boost in Governor’s Revised Budget

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Revised budget increases spending by $2 billion but governor is resisting calls to fully restore cuts.

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Brown, Legislature Reach Deal on Rainy Day Fund

May 8, 2014 | 2:23 pm

Brown, Legislature Reach Deal on Rainy Day Fund

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Ballot measure would require state to create a budget reserve by setting aside surplus tax dollars.

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Primary Voting Begins in California; So, Who Will Show Up?

May 5, 2014 | 1:50 pm

Primary Voting Begins in California; So, Who Will Show Up?

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As counties send out vote-by-mail ballots, here’s one safe prediction: Participation will be low.

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Gov. Brown Skeptical of More Affirmative Action, Anti-Corruption Laws

May 2, 2014 | 12:01 am

Gov. Brown Skeptical of More Affirmative Action, Anti-Corruption Laws

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In wide-ranging interview, governor talks about the environment, political tradition and re-election.

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Brown Makes Pitch for Rainy Day Fund

April 29, 2014 | 10:10 am

Brown Makes Pitch for Rainy Day Fund

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In rare appearance before legislative panel, governor promotes plan for expanded budget reserve fund.

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Interview: Jerry Brown Defends His Record on Income Inequality

April 24, 2014 | 6:24 pm

Interview: Jerry Brown Defends His Record on Income Inequality

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‘We can’t equalize everything, or you’d need state control like the old Soviet Union. We’re not going there.’

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Poll: Even Some Republicans Bullish on Jerry Brown?

April 23, 2014 | 9:00 pm

Poll: Even Some Republicans Bullish on Jerry Brown?

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Among likely Republican voters, Brown polls higher than the GOP establishment candidate, Neel Kashkari.

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Brown Calls Special Session For Rainy Day Fund Plan

April 17, 2014 | 7:00 am

Brown Calls Special Session For Rainy Day Fund Plan

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Governor’s proposal focuses on capital gains taxes, the most volatile area of revenue.

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Brown Tussles With Fracking Foes at State Convention

March 10, 2014 | 9:07 am

Brown Tussles With Fracking Foes at State Convention

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Governor gets an earful from environmentalists during address to California Democrats’ confab.

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