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Governor Brown signs water bond legislation. (credit: Kelly Huston/ Office of the Governor)

Californians To Vote On $7.5B Water Plan In November

Driven to action by the state’s historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November.

08/14/2014

The Los Angeles Aqueduct carries water from the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains, which carry less snow than normal, to major urban areas of Southern California.

AP: California Can’t Say If It’s Meeting Drought Goal

Six months after Brown declared a water emergency, few state agencies know whether their conservation efforts are meeting the mark. They are not required to compare water consumption this year to last, and few have, The Associated Press found.

07/26/2014

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (credit: CBS)

Top Prosecutor To Help Immigrants Get Lawyers

Kamala Harris called the surge in young immigrants a humanitarian crisis, echoing comments made a day earlier by Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat.

07/24/2014

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It’s No Longer Illegal For Jurors To Use Electronic Devices During Trials

Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2683 on Tuesday, repealing a law that made it a misdemeanor to disobey a judge’s order to stay off electronic devices during a trial.

07/08/2014

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Homeless Parolees Weigh On Calif. Counties

Stable housing is critical to the success of low-level felons being released under California Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison reform law.

07/04/2014

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Feds Approve Next Leg Of California Bullet-Train Line

The U.S. Department of Transportation gave its approval Friday for work to begin on the second leg of California’s proposed $68 billion high-speed rail line, endorsing the state’s environmental review for the section running between Fresno and Bakersfield.

06/27/2014

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Governor Signs Bill To Help Ease Jail Crowding

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will let counties continue sharing available jail cells as they try to avoid overcrowding or releasing inmates early.

06/23/2014

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Lawmakers To Vote On $108B Spending Plan

Lawmakers are facing a Sunday deadline to pass a $108 billion spending plan that will meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s demands for a rainy day fund and paying down debt while allocating some of the surplus to programs benefiting lower-income Californians.

06/15/2014

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Democrats, Governor Debate California Budget Total

A key disagreement has emerged over the size of the 2014-15 spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Lawmakers face a June 15 deadline set by the state constitution to pass a balanced budget.

06/09/2014

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State Reps, City Of Irwindale Tour Sriracha Plant

The state of California Tuesday entered the race to keep a Sriracha plant in the Southland.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/27/2014

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Brown Defends His Record, Details Challenges Facing California

Gov. Jerry Brown presented a robust defense of his record over the last three-and-a-half years during a speech to California business leaders Wednesday, promoting his efforts with education, pension reform, workers’ compensation, criminal justice and the economy.

05/21/2014

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Brown Has Nearly $21M For Governor’s Race

Brown reported Tuesday that he has raised nearly $4 million this year from a variety of interests and spent just $77,000, mostly for campaign consultants and staff.

05/20/2014

Neel Kashkari (L) and Tim Donnelly (R). (credit: CBS)

Republican Candidates For Calif. Governor Clash In Debate

The long-running dispute over the identity of the California Republican party was played out in sharp contrast Thursday, as two rival candidates for governor offered sharply differing views on the future of the GOP during what was their first, and probably only, joint appearance of the primary campaign.

05/16/2014

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Gov. Brown’s Budget Plan Expected To Include Catastrophic Cuts To In-Home Care Services

Activists are concerned the changes Gov. Jerry Brown plans to make to California’s budget Tuesday will include huge cuts to resources for in-home caregivers.

05/12/2014

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Lawmakers, Brown Compromise On Rainy Day Fund

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday agreed to replace the rainy day fund measure on the November ballot with a bipartisan plan that would set aside revenue of up to 10 percent of California’s general fund and dedicate money to paying down the state’s massive debts and liabilities.

05/08/2014

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