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California Gov. Jerry Brown holds a chart showing statewide average precipitation as he speaks during a news conference on January 17, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  Gov. Brown declared a drought state of emergency for  California as the state faces water shortfalls in what is expected to be the driest year in state history. Residents are being asked to voluntarily reduce water usage by 20%. (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Running On Empty: Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a drought state of emergency in California, calling on all Californians to cut back their water use by 20 percent.

07/31/2014

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Law Blocks Some Brown Lawn Fees During Droughts

Homeowner associations can no longer slap fines on residents with dry, brown lawns during droughts under legislation that took effect Monday.

07/21/2014

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California Reduces Deportations For Minor Crimes

Federal law lets legal immigrants be deported if they are given a sentence of one year or more. But California law defines misdemeanors as crimes qualifying for jail terms of a year or less.

07/21/2014

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Governor Approves Changes To Covered California Board

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill aimed at diversifying California’s health exchange board by expanding the eligibility criteria for members.

07/21/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs $108B State Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed California’s $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that pays down debt, builds a rainy day fund and provides additional money for schools and health care.

06/20/2014

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Democrats, Governor Debate California Budget Total

A key disagreement has emerged over the size of the 2014-15 spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Lawmakers face a June 15 deadline set by the state constitution to pass a balanced budget.

06/09/2014

WASHINGTON - MARCH 11:  Neel Kashkari, acting interim assistant secretary for financial stabilization at the Treasury Department, testifies before the House Domestic Policy Subcommittee during a hearing on Capitol Hill March 11, 2009 in Washington, DC. Kashkari answered questions about the TARP, or Troubled Asset Relief Program, and heard complaints from both Republicans and Democrats that few people know where exactly the money is being spent.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kashkari To Court Middle-Class Voters In Longshot Gubernatorial Campaign

Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari says he will focus on issues that affect middle-class Californians in his longshot campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.

06/04/2014

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Gov. Jerry Brown Easily Advances In Calif. Primary

Gov. Jerry Brown has easily advanced in Tuesday’s California primary.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/03/2014

Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2013 in New York City. The Kings shutout the Rangers 1-0. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jerry Brown, N.Y. Governor Make Stanley Cup Wager

New York now has even more riding on the outcome of the Stanley Cup matchup between the Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings: a box of organic rice cakes.

06/03/2014

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Low Voter Turnout Expected At Tuesday’s Primary

Although more than 230,000 vote-by-mail ballots have been returned to the Registrar’s office, Registrar-Recorder Dean Logan told KCAL9’s Dave Lopez voters shouldn’t expect a stampede at the polling places.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/02/2014

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California Governor Applauds Global Warming Fight

The Democratic governor touted the state’s aggressive energy-saving programs, saying they already generate billions of dollars in savings and more than a million jobs as a result of clean-energy efforts.

06/02/2014

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California’s Top 2 Primary Yields Surprising Races

Republican Party leaders do not seriously expect to defeat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall, yet the GOP governor’s contest is the most high-profile race on Tuesday’s statewide primary ballot.

06/02/2014

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California GOP Governor’s Primary Race A Dead Heat

The poll, released Sunday, shows Republican businessman Neel Kashkari is running neck and neck with state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly in the race to challenge Brown in the November general election.

06/01/2014

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Have Different Backgrounds, Same Prospective Goal

As the Midterm Primary Election approaches, two top GOP candidates, Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari, both say they are the right person to unseat current California Governor Jerry Brown.

05/28/2014

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Condoleezza Rice Endorses Kashkari For Governor

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is endorsing investment banker Neel Kashkari’s bid for California governor amid growing concern within the party about his GOP rival.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/14/2014

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