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California Governor Jerry Brown

For a New Culture of Water in California

Jonah Raskin | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Jonah Raskin

"Water is power. It's been the path for many cities, companies and families to prosper all across the West and in California. Books and movies have told that story. The whole water realm has been siloed and made technocratic."

Congress Needs to Settle Sanctuary City Controversy

Marc Boyd | Posted 07.17.2015 | San Francisco
Marc Boyd

On July 1st, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was killed while walking with her father on Pier 14 in San Francisco. The man charged with her murder, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez has been deported to his native Mexico five times and has a criminal record that includes seven felony convictions.

California Gov. Tells Critics Of Water Project To 'Shut Up'

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

(Adds Brown aide saying the "shut up" remark was made in jest, last paragraph) By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., ...

Lydia O'Connor

The Little Things Californians Are Doing To Conserve During The Drought | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green

Conserving water isn’t optional anymore in drought-stricken California. Earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown announced the first-ever mandatory stat...

Water Cutbacks Now Mandatory In California For First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.06.2015 | Green

Conserving water in California isn't just a suggestion anymore. On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown announced there will be mandatory water cutbacks in...

Environmental Groups To California Governor: 'Climate Leaders Don't Frack'

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green

Days after possibly the largest anti-fracking protest in history, environmentalists delivered a petition to California Gov. Jerry Brown demanding a ba...

California Governor's Record Spending Plan Is Major Boost To Education

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics

Days after beginning an unprecedented fourth term, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) released a record $113 billion budget, with a five percent incr...

California Governor Unveils Ambitious Energy Goals

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

In a historic swearing-in ceremony Monday, Jerry Brown began an unprecedented fourth term as the governor of California. “No pressure,” Chief ...

California's Budget Surplus Leads to Credit Upgrade

Harlan Green | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

California, once thought the economic basket case, has instead become the model that both red and blue states should follow.

An Astonishing Number Of Californians Don't Know Who's Running For Governor

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Even with Election Day fast approaching, 4 out of 10 California voters don’t know that incumbent Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking re-election....

Jerry Brown Can't Be Bothered To Spend Money On His Own Campaign

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

With a 20-point lead over his GOP challenger and $23 million burning a hole in his pocket, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is funding and appearing in...

California Gubernatorial Candidate Lives As Homeless Person For A Week, Says Couldn't Find Job

Associated Press | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Republican candidate for governor said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test...

Robbing Main Street to Prop Up Wall Street: Why Jerry Brown's Rainy Day Fund Is a Bad Idea

Ellen Brown | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Ellen Brown

There is no need to sequester funds urgently needed by Main Street to pay for Wall Street's malfeasance. Californians can have their cake and eat it too - with a state-owned bank.

California Fight For Free Preschool Passes First Hurdle

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

(Recast with committee passage) By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 9 (Reuters) - A proposal to offer free pr...

California Officials Limit Water For Millions Amid Severe Drought

AP | JASON DEAREN and JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Amid severe drought conditions, California officials announced Friday they won't send any water from the state's vast rese...

Drought Prompts Gov To Issue Urgent Plea: Flush Less!

AP | By JULIET WILLIAMS and JASON DEAREN | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Amid severe drought conditions, California officials announced Friday they won't send any water from the state's vast rese...

California's Drought: The New Normal?

Sara Aminzadeh | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Sara Aminzadeh

The drought proclamation formally recognizes that "extremely dry conditions ... may continue beyond this year and more regularly into the future." This calls for permanent and fundamental changes in our behavior. Here are five ways to get started.

California Democrats Urge More Education Spending

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Democrats who control California's Assembly said on Wednesday their priorities for the next state budget include m...

New California Law Could Shut Out Low-Income College Students

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.11.2013 | College

A controversial new law will allow some California community colleges to charge more for their most popular classes, outraging some students and publi...

Major Funding Changes Are Coming To California Schools

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

After several decades without any major changes, the way California funds its schools is being completely revamped. On Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown sig...

Jerry Brown Makes Strange Appearance In D.C.

The Sacramento Bee | David Siders | Posted 04.27.2013 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Following the success of his November ballot initiative to raise taxes and his declaration that the state budget is balanced, Gov. Jerry...

Jerry Brown Calls Rick Perry's Ad 'Barely A Fart'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's attempt to smear California's reputation with an advertisement criticizing the state's business industry backfired ...

What The %$#@ Is Jerry Talking About?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.25.2013 | San Francisco

Capping off a year of stunning legislative and electoral success, California Governor Jerry Brown struck a hopeful but resolute tone at his annual Sta...

'A Political Phenomenon'

San Jose Mercury News | Steven Harmon | Posted 03.22.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO -- As he prepares to deliver the third State of the State speech of his third term on Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown will be peering down from ...

'Rarin' To Go'

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 03.10.2013 | San Francisco

LOS ANGELES -- California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he has concluded radiation treatment for early-stage prostate cancer, his second health s...