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Lawmakers Send Contentious Vaccination Bill To Gov. Brown

California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country after a series of emotionally charged debates.

06/29/2015

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Brown, Lawmakers Agree On $115.4B Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have reached a deal on a California budget with $115.4 billion in spending in the upcoming fiscal year.

06/16/2015

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California Legislature Passes Record $117.5B Budget

California lawmakers approved a $117.5 billion Democratic spending plan Monday that would send more money to public schools and establish a new tax credit for the working poor, as legislative leaders continue to negotiate a final deal with Gov. Jerry Brown.

06/15/2015

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Lawmakers To Vote On $117.5B Budget Without Brown Sign-Off

The Legislature scheduled a budget vote Monday. However, negotiations will continue because Gov. Jerry Brown hasn’t signed off on that plan.

06/14/2015

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Gov. Jerry Brown Taking Part In LA Forum On Water Conservation

Discussing the state’s future in the midst of a severe drought, Brown noted conservation “is a challenge for all the people of California.”

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California Governor, Other Top Officials Get 3 Percent Raise

A committee appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown voted Monday to give 3 percent raises and better benefits to the governor, top statewide elected officials and California lawmakers, their third consecutive annual pay increase.

05/11/2015

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Gov. Jerry Brown Poised To Increase Public School Spending

With a growing $3 billion surplus, Democrats who control the Legislature will jockey to increase funding for child care, higher education and other social programs.

05/10/2015

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Surge In Contribution To Gov. Brown’s Pet Charities

Two favorite charities of Gov. Jerry Brown are getting a flood of donations from wealthy California business interests.

05/03/2015

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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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