Gov. Jerry Brown
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.
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.
Kamala Harris called the surge in young immigrants a humanitarian crisis, echoing comments made a day earlier by Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat.
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.
Stable housing is critical to the success of low-level felons being released under California Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison reform law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The state of California Tuesday entered the race to keep a Sriracha plant in the Southland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.