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  • Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success

    Governors across the country have been packing their bags for all-expenses-paid trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states. Last week alone,...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs new $167.6-billion state budget

    Gov. Jerry Brown signs new $167.6-billion state budget
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new $167.6-billion budget Wednesday that expands child care, boosts funding for public schools and opens the state's public healthcare program to children in the country illegally, but leaves some key issues unresolved. The...
  • Governor signs California budget with anti-poverty efforts

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a spending plan Wednesday that uses California's growing surplus to fund new initiatives aimed at providing relief to the poor. The new budget beginning next month will establish an earned income tax credit for working-poor...
  • Immigration reform: 'The California Package'

    Immigration reform: 'The California Package'
    While the federal government stalls on immigration reform, some states have begun acting on their own. Much attention in the last decade has focused on Republican-dominated areas that have tightened enforcement. Meanwhile, more quietly, California moved...
  • Governors who have dealt with illness or serious injury

    Below is a list of some governors, like Maryland's Larry Hogan, who experienced illness or injury while in office: __ January 2013: California Gov. Jerry Brown, 74, concluded radiation treatment for early-stage prostate cancer, his second health scare...
  • Obama, Clinton mining state's gold, not voters

    Obama, Clinton mining state's gold, not voters
    Last week proved anew just how convincingly California has become the place where politicians go to rich people's homes to talk about the lives of less-fortunate people they rarely meet. President Obama crossed into Southern California airspace on...
  • Brown, Legislature serve up a leaner budget

    Brown, Legislature serve up a leaner budget
    The Legislature sent Gov. Jerry Brown a ham sandwich Monday and it was quickly cooked into a low-fat, full-course meal. It was much more nourishing than the bologna legislators used to serve up summer after summer. I'll need to explain that. Back in...
  • Rules for medical pot, finally?

    Rules for medical pot, finally?
    California lawmakers are, again, getting close to adopting the state's first system to regulate medical marijuana. Even if they're 20 years late and it's difficult to craft laws for a largely lawless industry, legislators must not let another session...
  • Keeping better tabs on California's education funding

     Keeping better tabs on California's education funding
    One of Gov. Jerry Brown's greatest and most dramatic accomplishments has been his reform of the way California allocates money to public schools. He used the recession to hit the reset button, replacing an arcane and blatantly unfair formula with a...
  • A state-by-state look at governors' trade trips abroad

    U.S. governors have taken or scheduled about 80 trips abroad since the start of 2014, generally focused on boosting exports or recruiting businesses to their states. Here's a look at what each governor has done. ___ ALABAMA Republican Gov. Robert...
  • Brown gets cranking on highways and healthcare

    Brown gets cranking on highways and healthcare
    Gov. Jerry Brown finally is kicking it in gear on California highways. For years — going back to his first governorship in the '70s — he annoyingly sat in idle. Now Brown has decided to fill up the tax tank to fuel spending on badly needed...