Gov. Brown Signs Mascot Legislation Banning Redskins Name At Public SchoolsThe mascot legislation will prevent public schools from using a term that American Indians regard as offensive. It goes into effect in 2017.
California Enacts Ground-Breaking Law To Close Gender Wage GapGov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday he signed the California Fair Pay Act, the nation's toughest equal-pay legislation that supporters said offers the strongest protection for victims of wage discrimination.
California Gov. Brown To Sign Expanded Fair Pay LegislationFemale employees in California are poised to get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps and receive protection from discrimination and retaliation if they ask questions about how much other people earn.
California Water Usage Drops In June, Exceeds Governor's MandateCalifornians continued to conserve water in June as a record-breaking heat wave swept throughout much of the state, officials said Thursday.
California Panel Mandates Low-Water Lawns On New BuildingsCalifornia regulators voted Friday to limit how much water can be used to irrigate lawns on new and renovated buildings.
Regulators: California Fell Far Short Of Water-Saving TargetBrown has argued that the voluntary targets in place since early 2014 were insufficient and that Californians needed a jolt to take conservation seriously.
Governor Signs Bill On New Pesticide Rules For Schools Brown signed SB1405 on Monday, about a month after it unanimously passed both houses of the Legislature.
Inland Empire May Get Funding Boost For Community College EnrollmentThe Inland Empire is falling behind the rest of California when it comes to community college enrollment, according to a new report.
Gov. Brown Plans To Tackle California’s ‘Wall Of Debt’ As Its Budget Surges To Record HighGov. Jerry Brown Thursday addressed details of the state budget for the new fiscal year, which provides for new spending on schools, health care, and social services, among other things.
Brown Says It's The First Time In Years Lawmakers Won't Need To Make Massive CutsRiding a wave of new tax revenue, California's spending plan for the coming fiscal year will rise by nearly $5 billion, a powerful indication that the state that came to symbolize fiscal mismanagement during the heart of the recession is emerging into brighter days.