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Governor Brown's Modest Proposal

Dennis Danziger | Posted 09.26.2012 | Education
Dennis Danziger

That's good news for day care providers, video arcade owners and sleep-a-way camp proprietors. Not so good for student learning. What does a 155-day public school year look like?

Immigration Showdown in California: Governor Brown and His TRUST Issues

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

We must fix our nation's broken immigration system in ways that make sense for our economy and safety and respects the dignity of all immigrant communities.

Governor Brown Vetoes Paralysis Cure Research Bill

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

There was a time when Republicans supported our program overwhelmingly -- let us hope those better days return, after the election. To paraphrase another California Governor: "We'll be back!"

Bad News For Westboro Baptist Church

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation Monday restricting protests at funerals, a year after vetoing a similar bill due to concerns over f...

TRUST Act Deceit: Federal Government Deceives Sheriffs Into Detaining Immigrants

David Bier | Posted 11.11.2012 | Latino Voices
David Bier

Despite the federal government's claim that the program targets only criminals, only 14 percent of ICE deportees as of late 2011 were even charged with a criminal offense. S-Comm should be ended in its current form. Until then, the TRUST Act is a good step toward limiting its effects.

Keep California Green and Charitable

Mattias Wallander | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green
Mattias Wallander

California is a model state when it comes to waste reduction, aiming to reduce waste going into landfills by 75 percent by 2020. But there is a new obstacle for California's efforts to reduce waste and it's sitting on Governor Jerry Brown's desk as I type.

Governor Brown: Don't Let Farmworkers Die From the Heat

Donald Cohen | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green
Donald Cohen

A bill is now on California governor Jerry Brown's desk that will end these brutal practices and save lives. The Humane Treatment for Farm Workers Act (AB 2676) says that agricultural employers must treat farm workers at least as well as animals or face the same criminal penalties.

If the Labor Movement Doesn't Speak Up for Workers, Who Will? The Koch Brothers?

María Elena Durazo | Posted 10.31.2012 | Los Angeles
María Elena Durazo

Big insurance companies and corporate health care have huge voices in Sacramento. Yet it was union nurses who gave patients a voice in Sacramento. Union nurses got lawmakers to pass groundbreaking nurse-patient ratios to ensure patients receive adequate nursing care.

Up in Smoke: California's Broadband Future Is Under Threat (And Your State Is Next)

Susan Crawford | Posted 10.29.2012 | Technology
Susan Crawford

There's a state of emergency in California that has nothing to do with wildfires or hurricanes. It's called SB 1161, and it wreaks havoc on California's authority to adopt measures that protect consumers when it comes to the cost, service, safety, and availability of access to information.

Spinal Cord Injury Research Law -- One Vote Short?

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Numb with shock, disappointment and rage, I hurled myself out of the Senate gallery, sat down on the cold marble floor, got out my phone book and cellphone. We were one vote short.

Back on Track, or Off the Rails?

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.01.2012 | Comedy
Maggie Van Ostrand

The acknowledged duty of the present Congress is not to enact what's good for the country, but to derail the President so "they" can get "back on track." Or something like that.

SHOWDOWN IN SACTOWN

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 08.15.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers passed a $92 billion budget Friday to keep their paychecks coming, but they left welfare cuts and othe...

Jerry Brown for President + 20

William Bradley | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Most of the important happenings of the past few weeks in California politics has been about setting out the terms of debate and decision around Brown's fiscal moves.

Are Kids Being Forgotten Under State Budget Cuts?

| Posted 05.29.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Stephanie Snyder Low-income children in rural California communities are in jeopardy of...

The Golden State Gone Broke

Anthony Gregory | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

Jerry Brown recognizes that something must give, and that cutting spending is unavoidable. This is, in some ways, marks an improvement over his fiscally reckless predecessor.

Governor Removes Controversial Doctor From Anti-Cigarette Tax Ads

Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.14.2012 | San Francisco

Bowing to pressure from anti-smoking advocates, California Governor Jerry Brown has removed from a state health board a doctor who appeared in a contr...

Aaron Sankin

DEM POWER GRAB: Top CA Politician Pulls For Power Shift In State Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.20.2012 | San Francisco

California State Senate President pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has a radical idea to reform the legislature--he wants to make it easier to...

Has Gov. Jerry Brown Defended and Promoted Women and Girls in California?

Lindy DeKoven | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Lindy DeKoven

To the women and girls of California: Are we going to stand by and let our commission die? Who will advocate for us if the agency is eliminated? And who will help the poorest among us?

WATCH: Jerry Brown Disses Cal State Presidents

Posted 03.22.2012 | Los Angeles

Gov. Jerry Brown insulted university presidents Tuesday by implying that just about anyone could do their job. The snub was a reflection of Brown's st...

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...

California State University: The Coming For-Profit Train Wreck

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

Amidst a serious economic downturn in California, the California State University Chancellor and the Trustees' insistence on maintaining gigantic executive salaries has revealed their detachment from the economic realities facing California's students.

Jerry Brown Deals Away Trouble on the Left

William Bradley | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown has dealt away some potential problems on the left to strengthen his chances of passing a revenue initiative in November.

Barbis, Boosler vs. Brown & Board of Extermination

Elayne Boosler | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact
Elayne Boosler

Governor Jerry Brown wants to revoke the Hayden Law for shelter pets in California, which currently gives 4-6 days to allow owners to find their lost pets, injured animals to receive donated medical attention, or for fostering or adoption opportunity.

Jerry Brown Makes Some Splashy Moves

William Bradley | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Some imagine that Brown is at last embracing the way of his father, the legendary late Governor Pat Brown, widely credited as the builder of modern California, in developing what might be called an Edifice Complex. But that's not quite it.

It's Halftime in California: Let's Win the Second Half

Edward Headington | Posted 04.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There are enduring challenges facing us here in the golden state but put me on the side that believes we are going to rally for the second half -- electing people with the mentality, skill set and pragmatism to move us forward.