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Governor Brown Issues 63 Pardons On Good Friday

Gov. Jerry Brown is keeping with his tradition of offering pardons to convicted offenders on Christian holidays, announcing on Good Friday that he issued 63 pardons.

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Ex-Judge Will Oversee Inmate Releases, If Needed

Federal judges have selected a former state appellate judge to determine which state prison inmates will go free if the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown fails to meet mandated population deadlines.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2014

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Poll: Voters Favor Gov. Brown As His Popularity Climbs

Gov. Jerry Brown has a big lead as he seeks re-election to an unprecedented fourth term, far outpacing any of the three top Republican challengers, according to a Field Poll released Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with California Gov. Jerry Brown this week. (Photo credit: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown, Israeli PM Netanyahu To Boost Economic Ties

California Gov. Jerry Brown and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet next week in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

02/28/2014

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Will Seek Re-Election

Gov. Jerry Brown formally launched his re-election campaign Thursday, stepping into a contest that the former three-time presidential candidate is expected to dominate.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/27/2014

Gays and lesbians applaud the Arizona governor vetoing a bill that many saw as opening the door to discrimination against gays. (credit: CBS)

West Hollywood Reacts To Arizona Governor Vetoing Anti-Gay Measure

The Arizona bill, if passed, would have allowed business owners to turn away any customers that conflicted with their religious beliefs and protected them from lawsuits if they did.

02/26/2014

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Sacramento Delta Water Will No Longer Be Allocated To Southern California

Director of the California Department of Water Resources Mark Cowin Friday announced the allocation of Sacramento Delta water to Southern California is going from five percent to zero.

CBS Los Angeles–01/31/2014

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Gov. Brown Expected To Declare State Drought Emergency

Gov. Jerry Brown will declare a state drought emergency Friday morning.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/16/2014

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Gov. Brown Pushes Budget Proposal In Riverside

California Governor Jerry Brown was expected Tuesday to meet with local community leaders in Riverside following the release of the 2014-15 budget proposal last week.

01/14/2014

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Critics Unite Against Brown’s Bullet Train Funding

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to redirect $250 million from California’s landmark effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and spend it instead on high-speed rail has renewed debate about the future of the contentious project.

01/10/2014

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Former Bailout Boss Weighs Run For Calif. Governor

Those who have heard of Neel Kashkari know him as the former U.S. Treasury official who was in charge of the bank bailout at the height of the recession.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/04/2013

Inmates at the Mule Creek State Prison bend down in a gymnasium that was modified to house prisoners August 28, 2007 in Ione, California. A panel of three federal judges is looking to put a cap on the California State Prison population after class action lawsuits were filed on behalf of inmates who complained of being forced to live in classrooms, gymnasiums and other non-traditional prison housing. California prisons house nearly 173,000 inmates with over 17,000 of them in non-traditional housing. The Mule Creek State Prison has had to modify several facilities to make room for an increasing number of inmates. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

High Court Won’t Stop California Inmate Reduction

The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not consider Gov. Jerry Brown’s appeal of an order to trim the state prison population by another 9,600 inmates, leaving him with just one more chance to persuade a lower court to stop or delay a reduction that he says threatens public safety.

CBS Los Angeles–10/15/2013

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Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill To Lessen Some Drug Charges

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have given county prosecutors the option of charging lower-level, non-violent drug offenses as misdemeanors instead of felonies.

10/12/2013

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Jerry Brown Set To Become Longest Serving Governor

California’s colorful and unpredictable governor, Jerry Brown, is preparing to pass another milestone: the state’s longest serving governor.

10/04/2013

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Gov. Brown To Sign Bill Giving Immigrants Licenses

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a bill Thursday adding California to the growing list of states allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain driver licenses.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/02/2013

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