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  • Gavin Newsom for lieutenant governor

    Gavin Newsom for lieutenant governor
    The most important responsibility of California's lieutenant governor is simply to be there, to wait around just in case the governor should die, resign or become incapacitated. That doesn't make for a very busy day-to-day schedule, but then, this is...
  • Gov. Brown vetoes bill to protect franchise firms

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday vetoed legislation to protect small-franchise owners against fast-food giants and convenience store chains, saying he needs more proof there is a problem before considering changes that would "significantly impact California's...
  • Wildfires prove costly for California budget

    Wildfires fueled by California's drought are burning a hole in the state budget, officials announced on Monday. All of the $209 million budgeted for emergency firefighting has been spent, and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is now tapping $70...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills on foster youth

    Under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, social workers will be able to report their concerns if they believe that practices by county welfare agencies are endangering children. The measure by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los...
  • California community colleges to offer baccalaureate degrees

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's two-year colleges would be able to offer baccalaureate degrees under a law signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, who also rejected extra funding for the state's strapped university systems. The law, a pilot...
  • Vote 'yes' on Prop. 48 for off-reservation casino

    California voters have generally supported Indian gaming, which has served, among other things, as an economic lifeline for Native Americans living in poverty. But what happens when a tribe can't reasonably put a casino on its reservation? Should tribes...
  • California governor vetoes drone warrant bill

    (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have placed strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, his office said on Sunday. The measure, which passed the state's Senate and Assembly...
  • PUC commissioner Michael Picker is determined to push safety agenda

    PUC commissioner Michael Picker is determined to push safety agenda
    A new face showed up early this year on the steps of the California Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco, where officials regulate the state's corporate electric and gas utilities and other services. Handing out orange leaflets was not some...
  • Gov. Brown approves legal help for minors in the country illegally

    Concerned about unaccompanied children from Central America who have surged into the U.S. illegally this year, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday approved legislation providing $3 million in legal aid for them. More than 60,000 unaccompanied children from...
  • Brown signs package of bills to encourage voting

    Brown signs package of bills to encourage voting
    Months after statewide voter turnout hit a historic low of 25% in this year's primary election, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed eight bills aimed at getting more Californians to participate in the political process. He also signed dozens of other...
  • Brown has last say in labor board dispute between L.A. County, unions

    Gov. Jerry Brown has landed in the middle of a simmering feud over who should sit on the independent panels that sort out labor disputes affecting tens of thousands of Los Angeles city and county workers. A bill that Brown could soon sign or veto...