Brown has argued that the voluntary targets in place since early 2014 were insufficient and that Californians needed a jolt to take conservation seriously.
Brown signed SB1405 on Monday, about a month after it unanimously passed both houses of the Legislature.
The Inland Empire is falling behind the rest of California when it comes to community college enrollment, according to a new report.
Gov. 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.
Riding 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.