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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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Poll: Half Of Californians Optimistic About 2013

Angelenos and residents throughout California are more optimistic about the state’s economic prospects than at any time since the recession in 2007, according to a survey released Thursday.

01/31/2013

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Brown Promotes Optimistic Vision Of Calif. In State Of The State Address

Cheering a California rebound, Gov. Jerry Brown says voter-approved tax increases have put the state on sound financial footing but warns lawmakers that they must be tight-fisted with the government purse strings.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/24/2013

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Brown Declares Calif. Prison Overcrowding Emergency Over

Gov. Jerry Brown says the state’s long-running prison crisis is over.

01/08/2013

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Hollywood Managers: Calif. Talent Agencies Act Unconstitutional

A prominent association of Hollywood personal managers has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of longtime licensing requirements for those who represent film, television and other performing artists.

11/13/2012

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‘The Cookie Jar Is Empty': Brown Urges Voters To Pass Tax Hike

With less than two weeks before California voters head to the polls, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday sought to bolster support for his sales and tax increase proposals.

10/26/2012

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Brown Order May Take ‘Couple Of Days’ Before Gas Prices Fall

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday said an effort to drive down the cost of gasoline could take some time before drivers feel any relief.

10/08/2012

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Lawsuit Filed Over Gay Teen Therapy Law

A Christian legal group has filed a lawsuit to overturn a first-of-its-kind California law that prohibits licensed mental health professionals from practicing therapies aimed at making gay and lesbian teenagers straight.

CBS Los Angeles–10/02/2012

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Calif. Will Ban Gay Teen ‘Conversion’ Therapy

California will become the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight.

CBS Los Angeles–09/30/2012

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