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Brown Vetoes Proposed Ban On Semi-Automatic Rifles

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a controversial gun control bill Friday that would have outlawed all future sales of semi-automatic rifles in California.

10/11/2013

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill To Increase Minimum Wage

Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday signed a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/25/2013

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Drivers Must Provide Bikers With 3-Foot Buffer

Drivers will be required to stay at least three feet from passing bicyclists under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/24/2013

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Governor Signs Bill To Address Prison Court Order

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a compromise bill intended to ease the state’s prison crowding crisis by asking federal judges to delay their year-end deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.

CBS Los Angeles–09/12/2013

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Gov. Jerry Brown Supports Bill To Increase Minimum Wage

Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday said he supports a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2013

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End Of STAR Testing? Governor Expected To Sign Bill

A bill that would end standardized testing in public schools across California Wednesday was met with skepticism by the head of Los Angeles Unified School District.

09/11/2013

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Gov. Jerry Brown Proposes $315M Prison Fix

Gov. Jerry Brown is asking state lawmakers to approve spending $315 million this year to lease cells in private prisons and jails as an alternative to releasing roughly 9,600 inmates to comply with a federal court order.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/27/2013

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Bill Would Inform Calif. Mail-In Voters If Ballot Actually Counted

A bill headed to the governor’s desk will allow voters to find out if their mail-in ballots are actually counted.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/19/2013

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Calif. Governor Signs Transgender-Student Bill

California has become the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/12/2013

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Calif. Senate Leader Backs Private Prison Plan

The leader of the state Senate on Wednesday backed Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to send thousands of inmates to private prisons rather than free them early to comply with federal court orders to reduce prison crowding.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/07/2013

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High Court Refuses To Delay Calif. Prison Releases

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to delay a court order for California to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year’s end to improve conditions in state prisons.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/02/2013

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Poll: Gov. Brown’s Approval Dips Slightly But Still High

A new Field Poll finds that 51 percent of California voters say they approve of the job Gov. Jerry Brown is doing and that most are inclined to re-elect him next year.

07/24/2013

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California Resurgent Under Brown, But Spending A Worry

Gov. Jerry Brown is drawing praise and glowing reviews from the national media for his deft political maneuvering in closing a $25 billion budget deficit and restoring some of California’s financial luster after years of recession.

07/05/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers OK Bill To Let Transgender Students Decide Restroom Preference

The bill would make the state the first to give youths the right “to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities” based on their self-perception, regardless of their birth gender.

07/04/2013

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State Senate Approves Bill Barring Cities From Ticketing Cars At Broken Meters

A bill that would prohibit cities from ticketing motorists who park at broken parking meters was approved by the state Senate Wednesday and now moves on to Gov. Jerry Brown for final approval.

07/03/2013

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