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Jerry Brown

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  • Jerry Brown for governor

    Jerry Brown returned to the governor's office in 2010 after the state had bottomed out and a cautious economic recovery was underway. At the same time, voters eased his job considerably by throwing out a crippling Depression-era constitutional provision...
  • GOP gubernatorial candidates have uphill climb in conservative stronghold

    GOP gubernatorial candidates have uphill climb in conservative stronghold
    Every weekday morning, the old boys gather out at the airport, inside hangar 51, to gas about matters big and small and give each other the business. On a recent day the talk ranged from the drought gripping California to New York's new 9/11 museum to...
  • Rainy-day fund plan for California will go on November ballot

    The last time California voters approved a rainy-day fund plan, in 2004, they didn't get what they bargained for. The state barely saved any money during successive budget crises and lurched through the recession with costly borrowing, new taxes and...
  • GOP rivals Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari trade shots in radio debate

    Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari, the leading Republicans vying for the chance to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall, clashed Thursday in a scrappy debate that highlighted the split between the tea party and establishment factions of the state GOP....
  • The reason for California's tax volatility: We soak the rich

    The numbers are in, and they're eye-catching: Gov. Jerry Brown's "soak the rich" tax increase really did drench them. And it made California's harmful tax volatility that the governor regularly rails about even worse. Tax volatility — the...
  • How to pay for teachers' pensions

    Gov. Jerry Brown deserves credit for finally proposing a solution to the long-festering fiscal problems at CalSTRS, the state teacher retirement fund. His revised budget includes a plan to eliminate CalSTRS' unfunded liability over 30 years, at a cost...
  • Gov. Brown says UC divestment from coal is a possibility

    Gov. Brown says UC divestment from coal is a possibility
    Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Thursday that UC should study the possibility of divesting its endowment of any connection to the coal industry, a move that could echo a recent decision by Stanford University. Concerned that fossil fuel burning is...
  • Fast-food workers rally worldwide for higher pay

    Fast-food workers rally worldwide for higher pay
    Fast-food workers around the world rallied for a higher minimum wage Thursday in what organizers called the largest protest of its kind. The movement, which began as a single walkout in New York in 2012 before spreading across the U.S. last year,...
  • Poll: Jerry Brown leads, GOP foes in dead heat for No. 2 in primary

    Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, but the race among GOP candidates seeking to take him on in November has become a dead heat just days before Tuesday's election, according to a new USC...
  • Donnelly's guerrilla campaign captivates ardent GOP members

    Donnelly's guerrilla campaign captivates ardent GOP members
    As GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly concluded an address to activists in Riverside recently, alongside such conservative stalwarts as firebrand Ann Coulter, he explained why he chose education as his subject. "I could talk about the 2nd...
  • Surprise! 'Pro-business' policies hurt state economic growth

    Surprise! 'Pro-business' policies hurt state economic growth
    Conservative economic pundits just love to justify "business-friendly" policies to state governments as keys to job growth, which after all is the whole ballgame in economic policy-making. As Menzie Chinn of the University of Wisconsin has now shown,...