| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has rarely exercised his power to grant clemency to convicted criminals over his two terms, even as many gubernatorial counterparts have been more lenient amid a changing attitude toward these acts of mercy.
| Dec 16, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown plans to address the growing cost of healthcare for retired state workers next month when he releases his new budget proposal, a spokesman for his finance department said Tuesday.
The statement came shortly after the state controller...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Orange County (Calif.) Register on Wednesday, Dec. 10.
California Gov. Jerry Brown is in a unique and enviable position, as far as politicians go. He's old but vigorous. He's...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:03 PM
Maybe it's because he is a contrarian. But Gov. Jerry Brown doesn't go for conventional celebrating.
Also, he now believes, why give two speeches when one will do just fine?
Brown announced Monday that he'll combine his fourth-term inaugural address...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:58 PM
California Gov. Jerry Brown has a reputation for being frugal with taxpayer money, but now he is also cutting back on the number of speeches he gives.
Brown’s aides said Monday that when he takes the oath of office Jan. 5 for his fourth term,...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 6:09 PM
First of all, Californians think that raising university tuition again is a really bad idea. A non-starter.
Second, although the University of California is crying for more state money, it needs to get in line. Join the crowd of folks with their hands...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown is considering expanding state-funded Medi-Cal coverage to residents shielded from deportation under President Obama’s new immigration policies.
Nancy McFadden, the governor’s top policy aide, said that possibility is...
| Nov 29, 2014
Paul Livingston pressed his left arm to the pavement of Santa Monica Boulevard and slowly dragged his mangled body out of the street and onto the curb.
A car had just slammed into him at a red light in Beverly Hills, throwing him from his bike.
| Nov 26, 2014
| 8:05 PM
When Debbie Manning makes a request, California's most powerful politicians usually obey.
As a sergeant-at-arms for the California Senate for three decades, Manning has often been sent to round up tardy lawmakers from their Capitol offices and escort...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
To the editor: Thank you for George Skelton's article on the conflict between Gov. Jerry Brown and University of California President Janet Napolitano over funding the UC system. Skelton hits the right note when he argues that both are holding students...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Leondra R. Kruger, a "quiet toiler" who became a rising legal star and top Obama administration lawyer, was appointed Monday to the California Supreme Court.
In choosing Kruger, Gov. Jerry Brown once again picked an unconventional candidate without...