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As Prisons Stay Crowded, California's Governor Pushes Ballot Initiative to Cut Inmate Population

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 02.04.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

By Christopher Zoukis Midway through his first term as governor of California, in 1976 Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. signed into law a strict mandatory...

Climate Change Reforms Must Continue, But More is Needed to Protect Working Class Communities

Arturo Carmona | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Arturo Carmona

We can't underestimate our opposition on this. The fossil fuel industry and their allies in California are incensed by this legislation -- but that shouldn't surprise us. This industry has made billions while sticking us with the bill for their destruction.

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...

'Kafka's' Immigration Trials Spark State and National Response

Sara Warner | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

Those media images of children being held in prison-like camps and facing Justice Department judges without legal help may have shown some of America at its worst, but we have also become a nation in response.

Jerry Brown Enjoys Comfortable Lead in California Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) enjoys a large lead over his Republican challenger Neel Kashkari, a Field Poll released Wednesday shows. Brown has ...

Gov. Jerry Brown Needs Green Wake Up Call: One Million Votes for Luis J. Rodriguez for Governor

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Imagine a California led by a veteran community organizer, chronicler, entrepreneur and visionary who has inspired two generations to rethink our views of the American Dream, and justice for all, from his prolific work.

Zach Carter

Republican Candidate Doesn't Understand What It Means To Cut Spending | Zach Carter | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Neel Kashkari is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in the November elections. And, like all good Republicans, he...

House Of Cards –- California Style

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

Nathan Gardels is the editor-in-chief of The WorldPost. When we look at what is going on in Washington, American democracy seems hopelessly dysfunc...

'Toxic Hot Seat' Ignites Awareness

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Toxic Hot Seat, a new documentary directed by James Redford and Kirby Walker, takes an in-depth look at chemical flame retardants.

When Everything Looks Like a Nail: Governor Brown's Non-solution to Prison Overcrowding

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

As a well-known proverb says, "If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail," and the solution to every problem becomes, "a bigger hammer." This appears to be the logic of Governor Jerry Brown when it comes to the crisis festering in the California prison system.

Wealthy Communities Not Happy With Brown's Plan

San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. | Barbara Jones and Beau Yarbrough | Posted 03.06.2013 | Los Angeles

School districts that have long struggled to educate large numbers of poor students or English learners could see a massive influx of cash under a new...

The Convoluted Legal Case For Reparative Therapy

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

If there is one thing that we learned from the Pacific Justice Institute's lawsuit against California Gov. Jerry Brown over a new law banning "ex-gay" therapy for minors, it is that these lawyers' legal case is as logic-challenged and convoluted as the industry they are poorly defending.

Clinton Feels Dem Gov's Pain

San Francisco Chronicle | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

Bill Clinton feels Gov. Jerry Brown's pain. "I know what he's going through out here," said the former president after hearing Brown's litany of bu...

What Raising The Retirement Age Really Means

American Independent | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

In state legislatures across the country, slashing the benefits and pension plans of public sector workers has come into bipartisan fashion. Even in t...

'Teach The 99%': Students Respond With Violence To Tuition Hike (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Story has been updated. Violent protests erupted outside of the California State University Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday in Long Beach, whe...

California 'Bucks The Trend' With New Immigration Laws

Posted 12.13.2011 | Latino Voices

California has enacted several laws that benefit immigrants regardless of their legal status, including measures that open state funded scholarships t...

Another Way Gov. Brown Aims To Protect Illegal Immigrants

| Ryan Gabrielson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Ryan Gabrielson The economics of California's sobriety checkpoints will change next ye...

California, Others Cut Veterans Courts From Budget

Posted 10.26.2011 | Impact

Though specialized veterans courts can save taxpayers up to $12,00 per client, some states have squashed the initiative to curb budget spending. A...

Still Think Schwarzenegger's Not a Serial Groper?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's easy to feel sympathetic towards Maria Shriver, who's clearly dealing with a highly emotional, humiliating public scandal. But I also can't help feeling for those fifteen women who her husband allegedly molested in the past.