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California Governor Says Deal Reached For $15 Minimum Wage

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown said on Monday he had reached a deal with top legislators and labor leaders...

California Lawmakers, Unions Reportedly Reach $15 Minimum Wage Deal:

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 27 (Reuters) - California lawmakers and union leaders have reached a tentative deal to raise the state's minimum wage to $15...

Jerry Brown Signs Automatic Voter Registration In California

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Saturday signed a bill that will automatically register voters, which was sent to him by the Democratic-controlled ...

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....

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Think Wendy Davis' Wheelchair Ad Went Too Far? Watch This.

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

Apparently it's "Hail Mary" time in the 2014 election cycle. Less than one week after Wendy Davis (D) shook up the Texas gubernatorial race with a ...

California Tames Its Direct Democracy

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

Addressing concerns about the growing influence of special interests on California's initiative process and the decline of voter participation, Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation that strengthens legislative and public oversight of ballot measures and increases transparency within a century-old process that has been stubbornly resistant to change.

Acting on Climate Change From the Bottom Up

Jerry Brown | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Jerry Brown

UNITED NATIONS -- California very strongly supports the efforts of states and cities to do their part to combat climate change. In California, we have emphasized in recent years building standards and appliance standards and a renewable energy goal. But now instead of just asking how many solar installations we have or how many wind installations or geothermal, we are putting the emphasis on our climate footprint.

Gov. Brown: California is the Epicenter of Climate Change

Jerry Brown | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Jerry Brown

California is right at the epicenter of climate change. Maps shaded in red to show some of the greatest relative change in climate from past patterns are most pronounced in the entire American Southwest. Our fire season is 70 days longer than it has been historically, and that means we need fire crews on all the time. That also means there are greater costs, greater danger and greater impact not only in urban areas, but across our grasslands and agricultural areas. But we adapt. We have to adapt because the climate is changing.

Jerry Brown Steps Up Efforts For Rainy Day Fund In Constitution

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 16 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday stepped up his efforts to en...

Jerry Brown To Seek Reelection As California Governor

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jerry Brown is officially running for another term as California governor. Brown, a Democrat, tweeted the news Thursday: Takin...

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...

California Gov Announces $687 Million Drought Relief Package

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

By Laila Kearney SACRAMENTO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown announced a $687 million drought-relief package on We...

Brown Says He Won't Run For President In 2016

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

California Governor Jerry Brown says he will not seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. Speaking at a Tuesday news conference in Riv...

California Governor Faces Easy Reelection, Poll Shows

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Dec 5 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown has earned the highest approval ratings of his current ...

$4 BILLION Floating Around

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 09.23.2013 | Los Angeles

More than $1 billion is pouring into the coffers of cities, school districts and other public entities across Los Angeles County, as the state redistr...

WATCH: Jerry Brown Sips Wine With A Chinese Legend

The Sacramento Bee | David Siders | Posted 06.13.2013 | San Francisco

SHANGHAI -- In a week in which Gov. Jerry Brown has demonstrated a significant degree of diplomatic acuity, it will likely not go down as an internati...

WATCH: Jerry Brown Gives Bizarre History Lesson To Fourth Graders

Carly Schwartz | Posted 05.27.2013 | San Francisco

It's no secret that Jerry Brown's interests are eclectic, and that he loves to share quirky tidbits with various audiences. Take this year's state ...

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 ...

Ed Today: Jerry Brown Makes Veiled Hit On EdSec Arne Duncan? Harnessing Teachers' Voices

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.27.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Did Jerry Brown Just Ding Arne Duncan? In his State of the State address yesterday, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) talked a bit about federalism and educ...

'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 ...

What's Next For Jerry Brown?

The Sacramento Bee | David Siders | Posted 03.09.2013 | San Francisco

On the eve of their swearing in last month, newly elected Assembly members gathered for a reception at the Stanford Mansion, where they were introduce...

California's School System Braces For Major Overhaul

The Contra Costa Times | Theresa Harrington and Steve Harmon | Posted 03.05.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO -- In what promises to be one of his most significant policy moves this year, Gov. Jerry Brown will pursue a sweeping overhaul of the way C...

Jerry Pardons Dozens Of Criminals

The Sacramento Bee | Jon Ortiz | Posted 02.24.2013 | San Francisco

In what is becoming an annual holiday season event, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday granted pardons for 79 convicted criminals. Roughly 75 percent of the ...

Jerry Brown Undergoing Treatment For Cancer

Posted 02.11.2013 | San Francisco

California Governor Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he is undergoing treatment for localized prostate cancer. "Fortunately, this is early stag...

Poll Finds Good News For Jerry Brown

The Sacramento Bee | David Siders | Posted 01.01.2013 | San Francisco

Public support for Gov. Jerry Brown's initiative to raise taxes remains below 50 percent, but the measure no longer appears to be on a downward trajec...