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Jerry Brown

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  • Gov. Brown's forced austerity for UC hurts students

    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...
  • Cal State trustees OK $269-million budget, pay raises for top execs

    Cal State trustees OK $269-million budget, pay raises for top execs
    California State University trustees approved a new budget Thursday for the 23-campus system, but acknowledged that it is unlikely to receive sufficient state funding to enroll all eligible students. The 2015-16 budget request of $269 million includes...
  • Leondra R. Kruger appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to state Supreme Court

    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...
  • Expected California Supreme Court nominee Leondra Kruger a 'mind blower'

    Expected California Supreme Court nominee Leondra Kruger a 'mind blower'
    Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he would nominate Leondra R. Kruger, a federal government lawyer, to the California Supreme Court. Kruger, 38, who grew up in Pasadena, was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2002 but has not practiced...
  • Gov. Brown's unnecessary fundraising is certainly legal — but a turnoff

    Gov. Brown's unnecessary fundraising is certainly legal — but a turnoff
    It's not that Gov. Jerry Brown did anything illegal. It clearly was within the law. But it had an odor. It's the kind of smell that turns off the public from politics and exacerbates the ridiculously low voter participation in elections. True, there...
  • In widely opposed move, UC regents set to hike tuition up to 5% yearly

    A key UC regents committee on Wednesday moved to raise tuition as much as 5% in each of the next five years after a debate that pitted the state's most powerful political leaders against administrators of the system. The full board of regents is...
  • Prop. 46 is on the ballot to pick up Legislature's slack

    Prop. 46 is on the ballot to pick up Legislature's slack
    Proposition 46 is a classic example of a citizens' initiative that should never have been on the ballot. It's also a classic example of why some initiative system is needed so citizens can do their own lawmaking when the elected lawmakers won't. The...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Brown signs laws to crack down on human trafficking

    Gov. Brown signs laws to crack down on human trafficking
    With California ranked as one of the states with the worst problems of human trafficking, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a raft of seven bills aimed at improving prosecution of the crime, whose victims are often forced into prostitution, domestic...
  • 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...