Governor Jerry Brown

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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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Coliseum Commission President Resigns From Post

The president of the embattled Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission announced his resignation from the panel Wednesday.

06/06/2012

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Governor Commutes Sentence Of Grandmother Accused Of Baby Killing

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday commuted the sentence of a 52-year-old woman convicted of shaking her baby grandson to death, saying significant doubts surround her conviction.

04/06/2012

CSU Northridge

Cal States Plan To Freeze Enrollment At Most Campuses In 2013

The California State University system is planning on closing spring admissions at most campuses next year, and more enrollment cuts could be added if voters reject Governor Jerry Brown’s measure to raise taxes.

03/19/2012

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Governor Brown Denies Parole For Prom Night Shooter

Governor Jerry Brown has reversed a parole board decision to release a prisoner convicted of shooting and killing a 17-year-old girl on prom night in Anaheim.

03/17/2012

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Governor Jerry Brown Strikes Deal To Get Tax Plan On November Ballot

California Governor Jerry Brown Wednesday announced that he had struck a deal to get his tax hike plan on the ballot in November.

03/14/2012

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Governor Orders Flags Flown At Half-Staff To Honor Marines Killed In Chopper Collision

California Governor Jerry Brown says flags are flying at half-staff to honor the Marines killed in this week’s helicopter collision.

02/25/2012

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Gov. Brown Repeal Proposal Would Allow Shelter Euthanasia After 72 Hours

Pet advocates are fighting like cats and dogs to stop a deficit-slashing proposal from Gov. Jerry Brown that aims to save $23 million by ending reimbursements to animal shelters for the cost of keeping strays alive.

02/14/2012

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