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Metropolitan Water District Considers Rationing Wholesale Supplies

For only the third time in the past 25 years, the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District, the water wholesaler for Southern California, will consider whether to ration water supplies to its member agencies.

04/14/2015

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Calif. Officials Warn Water Savings In February Were Worst Yet

California’s water board said Tuesday that residents saved less water in February than in any other month since it began tracking conservation efforts last summer.

04/07/2015

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Gov. Brown Defends Drought Order That Doesn’t Limit Farmers

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday defended his order requiring Californians statewide to cut back on their water use in a historic mandate that spares those who consume the most — farmers.

04/05/2015

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Gov. Brown Signs $1B Water Plan Amid Drought

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation, although much of the plan was drawn with future dry years in mind.

03/27/2015

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Calif. Senate Moves $1B Water Plan Amid Drought

The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate aid to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California.

03/26/2015

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Gov. Jerry Brown Proposes New $1 Billion Emergency Drought Relief Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday will announce new emergency relief legislation as California heads into a fourth drought year.

03/19/2015

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California Jobless Claims Move Faster But Still Have Delays

The state agency that handles unemployment claims for millions of Californians says it has hired nearly 500 new employees to process claims since Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration ordered it last year to beef up customer service.

03/04/2015

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Federal Government Offers Up To $50M For Drought Relief

The federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states as California enters its fourth dry year, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday.

02/06/2015

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Californians Use 22 Percent Less Water In January

December’s rains enabled Californians to finally meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for a 20-percent reduction in monthly water consumption, but more restrictions loom as the state adapts to long-term drought conditions.

02/03/2015

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State Fails To Track Billions In Mental Health Funds

The Little Hoover Commission report is the latest review to find that the state has little evidence to show that $13 billion in Proposition 63 funds have been effectively spent.

01/27/2015

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Gov. Jerry Brown Releases $113B Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown has released a record $113 billion state spending plan that asks the University of California to do more with less so the nation’s largest public university system can avert tuition hikes.

01/09/2015

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California Governor Toughens Climate Change Goals

California already is known as a leader in far-reaching environmental laws, but Brown said existing efforts were not enough.

01/05/2015

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Parole Decision Upheld In Case Of ’85 Teacher, Student Slayings

A state appeals court has upheld a decision by California Gov. Jerry Brown to deny parole to a man convicted in the 1985 slayings of a Pasadena high school teacher and student.

12/05/2014

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Brown Nominates Assistant U.S. Attorney To State High Court

In his effort to diversify the judicial branch, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday nominated a deputy assistant U.S. attorney general to fill a vacant seat on the California Supreme Court.

11/24/2014

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Gov. Brown Appoints 2 New Members To UC Board Of Regents

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed two new members to the University of California Board of Regents on the eve of what is expected to be a contentious vote over the system’s plan to raise tuition.

11/18/2014

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