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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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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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