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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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Voters Face $7.5 Billion Decision On Water With Proposition 1

In the midst of a historic drought, Californians face an important, and expensive, decision on Election Day when deciding the fate of Proposition 1, which would address the state’s water crisis.

10/17/2014

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Law Extends Time For Childhood Sex-Abuse Charges

Sex-abuse victims will have more time to pursue criminal charges against offenders under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

09/30/2014

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs California Gun Restriction

California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat.

09/30/2014

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California Expands Ban On Revenge Porn

Gov. Jerry Brown has approved two bills expanding a state ban on so-called revenge porn.

09/30/2014

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California Approves ‘Yes Means Yes’ Law

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when “yes means yes” and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

09/29/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill To End Forced Sterilization For Female Inmates

Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will prohibit California prisons from forcing women to be sterilized for birth control.

09/26/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs Clear-Air Vehicle Legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.

09/21/2014

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Brown Signs Order To Buy Drinking Water For Residents Whose Wells Are Dry

Residents in drought-stricken California whose wells have gone dry will soon get help from key state agencies under an order Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday.

09/19/2014

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Brown Slammed Over Tesla In Governor’s Debate

Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger Neel Kashkari will meet Thursday for what is likely to be the only gubernatorial debate this election season, as a new Field Poll finds the governor has a lead of 16 percentage points among likely voters.

09/04/2014

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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

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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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