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Gov. Brown Not Sure Legal Pot Is Good Idea For California

California Gov. Jerry Brown said he is not sure legalizing marijuana is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned.

03/02/2014

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Gov. Brown, California Pension Board To Consider Rate Increases

The board of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System is considering how municipalities and government agencies should absorb the mounting costs of retirees living longer.

02/18/2014

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Lt. Gov. Breaks With Brown And Says He No Longer Supports Bullet Train

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, once a strong supporter of California’s high-speed rail project, says he has changed his mind and no longer backs it.

02/14/2014

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Governor, Mayor Meet With Climate Change Task Force On Drought

The task force was created in November to oversee federal efforts to guard against droughts, floods, wildfires and storms related to climate change, according to officials.

02/13/2014

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California Water Company Declares Water Supply Alert, Asks Residents To Cut Water Usage By 20 Percent

Southern California’s largest supplier of water, the Metropolitan Water District, which provides water for 19 million people, declared a “Water Supply Alert” Tuesday in light of California’s historic drought.

02/11/2014

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Laguna Beach Millionaire Wants To Be California’s Next Governor

“Keep the government out of our homes, out of our hospitals, out of our bedrooms,” he says.

01/24/2014

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Families Stand To Be Devastated By Brown’s Plan To Cut Home Caregiver Overtime Pay

Gov. Jerry Brown’s newly-proposed budget caps pay for in-home caregivers, whether they be family members or unrelated employees, at 40 hours a week. A Menifee family shows why that plan may have dire consequences.

01/20/2014

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Analyst Calls California Budget Proposal ‘Prudent’

The Legislative Analyst’s Office says Gov. Jerry Brown is on the right track with his 2014-15 budget proposal by focusing on paying down the state’s massive debts.

01/13/2014

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Gov. Brown’s Bill Limits Workers Comp For Pro Athletes

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will prohibit professional athletes who spent most of their careers with teams in other states from filing workers’ compensation claims in California.

10/08/2013

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Brown Vetoes Bill To Allow Non-Citizens On Juries

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have allowed non-citizens who are legal residents to serve as jurors in California.

CBS Los Angeles–10/07/2013

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Bill Banning Tickets At Broken Parking Meters Signed Into Law

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday prohibiting cities from ticketing motorists who park at broken parking meters.

CBS Los Angeles–08/12/2013

California Finds Too Few Inmates For Early Release

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration says in a court filing that the state is falling far short of meeting a demand from federal judges to find thousands of inmates who could be released from prison early without endangering the public.

CBS Los Angeles–07/19/2013

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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, Gov. Brown To Get Pay Raise

California lawmakers will get a pay raise of nearly $5,000 this year while the governor will see an increase of nearly $9,000 after a citizens’ panel voted Wednesday to restore some of the cuts it made during the recession.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/19/2013

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Some Convicts Getting Out Early With No Monitoring

Part of California’s transformative prison realignment law was intended to give prosecutors and judges sentencing flexibility: Some convicts could receive a combination of custody and supervision, an approach favored by the state, while others could escape probation in exchange for serving longer sentences.

03/30/2013

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