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Governor Jerry Brown

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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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New CSU Classes, Increased Enrollment Dependent On State Legislature

Proposition 30 and an improving economy will help keep Cal State University fees at their current levels – unless proposed funding falls through.

03/20/2013

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Parole Denied For Ex-Member Of Charles Manson Cult

Governor Jerry Brown Friday reversed a parole board’s decision to release from prison a former member of the Charles Manson cult.

03/01/2013

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Exposition Park Residents Express Concern Over Possible Parole Of Manson Family Member

Residents of Exposition Park are concerned about the possible parole of Manson family member Bruce Davis as he is slated to live among them if he gets out of prison.

02/27/2013

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Governor Brown, Mayor Villaraigosa React To Manhunt For Triple Homicide Suspect

California Governor Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa both spoke out Thursday about triple homicide suspect Christopher Dorner, a former LAPD officer.

02/07/2013

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Brown Says It’s The First Time In Years Lawmakers Won’t Need To Make Massive Cuts

Riding a wave of new tax revenue, California’s spending plan for the coming fiscal year will rise by nearly $5 billion, a powerful indication that the state that came to symbolize fiscal mismanagement during the heart of the recession is emerging into brighter days.

01/10/2013

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Gov. Brown Approves Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants in California can now apply for a driver’s license, thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Brown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/01/2012

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Gov. Brown Signs Phone Bill Curbing Oversight On Calls Made Over The Net

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he had signed a bill curbing regulatory oversight of phone calls made over the internet.

09/28/2012

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Brown Signs Bill Allowing Nurses To Prescribe Birth Control

During a visit to a Los Angeles Planned Parenthood clinic, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that allows nurses to dispense birth control, making it easier for women to get contraceptives.

09/22/2012

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Calif. Fire-Protection Fee Ignites Anger As Bills Go Out

More than 800,000 Californians who own property in wildfire country will begin receiving bills this week for a new annual fire-protection fee, rekindling outrage among rural residents and leading to a likely lawsuit seeking to overturn the surcharge.

08/12/2012

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Gov. Brown Defends Ballot Initiative To Raise Taxes On The Rich

Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday defended his ballot initiative to raise taxes for California’s highest earners.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/09/2012

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Governor Brown Signs Law That Will Double Cockfighting Fines

The fine for staging a cockfight will double in California under a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

07/13/2012

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Gov. Jerry Brown, Democrats Reach Deal On Remaining Calif. Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders have struck an agreement on remaining cuts to California’s budget, people with direct knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/21/2012

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California Pushing More Welfare Recipients To Work

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to shift the safety net protecting California’s neediest residents.

06/10/2012

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