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Ex-California Governors Back Plan To Speed Up Executions

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

More than 700 California inmates are sitting on a death row that hasn’t carried out an execution since 2006, according to the San Jose Mercury News....

Head Of Nation's Bank Bailout Running For California Governor

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official who was the architect of the nation's bank bailout at the height of the rec...

Jerry Brown Hits High Approval Numbers, But Many Undecided On Reelection

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov 11 (Reuters) - Approval ratings for Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown are at thei...

Newsom Explains Carbon Tax for Dummies

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 09.17.2013 | San Francisco
Alison van Diggelen

Gavin Newsom<, Lt. Governor of California and new father, explains why the U.S. needs a national carbon tax. Newsom shared his views on climate change, oil companies and his dream of being Governor of California one day.

California's Revised Budget Has Good News For Some Schools

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2013 | San Francisco

By Sharon Bernstein May 14 (Reuters) - California will spend an extra $2.9 billion on public education over the next two years thanks ...

Why Is Jerry Brown Going To China?

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 06.07.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown has designs on building some of the most expensive public works projects in the nation and want...

Why Is Jerry Brown Going To China?

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 06.07.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown has designs on building some of the most expensive public works projects in the nation and want...

'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 ...

Report: Obama Administration Approached Arnold Schwarzenegger About Cabinet Position

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

The White House talked with former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger about a possible cabinet position in the Obama administration halfway through...

Jerry Brown Cuts A Compromise

Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.19.2012 | San Francisco

If there's one thing Governor Jerry Brown has learned during his five decades in the business, it's how to make a deal. The old-school politician h...

SAY WHAT? Gavin Newsom Calls For The Elimination Of His Own Job

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.24.2012 | San Francisco

When Gavin Newsom famously quipped on the campaign trail that he didn't, for the life of him, know what the Lieutenant Governor of California actually...

Sactown Smackdown: Gavin Newsom Goes After The Governor

Carly Schwartz | Posted 04.03.2012 | San Francisco

Jeez, Gavin, why don't you tell us how you really feel? In an interview on KQED's radio forum Wednesday, our favorite governor-in-waiting ripped in...

What's Jerry Brown's 'Hanukkah Miracle'?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.18.2012 | San Francisco

Jerry Brown may have spent time studying in a Jesuit seminary, but that didn't stop him from touting the need for a Hanukkah miracle. Giving a spee...

'If Taxes Don't Pass, There Will Be A Hole That Will Trigger Further Cuts'

AP | Posted 02.08.2012 | San Francisco

By JUDY LIN, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday warned of additional automatic cuts if voters reject his tax ...

Anti-Tax Groups Fight Back Against Jerry Brown's Proposal

AP | Posted 02.05.2012 | San Francisco

By JUDY LIN, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Just a day after California Gov. Jerry Brown released his tax initiative proposal, anti-t...

Will You Approve Jerry's Tax Plan?

AP | By JUDY LIN | Posted 02.04.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown says he is filing a ballot initiative to ask California voters to increase taxes on themselves to generate more...

Jerry Brown Introduces Sweeping Changes To State's Retirement System

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown is set to propose sweeping rollbacks to public employee pension benefits, including raising the retirement...

Signs: Jerry Brown After a Disappointing Legislative Year

William Bradley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Brown and his appointees are digging into future economic and energy policy, the prospects for major water and high-speed rail projects, the possibility of mid-course cuts in the current state budget, and the 2012 elections.

California's Wild Ride: Of Arnold, Jerry, And Various Vanities Fair (And Otherwise)

William Bradley | Posted 12.04.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Jerry Brown, oddly, isn't mentioned at all in a rambling feature in the new Vanity Fair which is seemingly about the challenges he faces and, ostensibly (given the title, "California and Bust"), the state he governs.

Jerry Brown Lets The Cat Out Of The Freezer

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.01.2011 | San Francisco

Jerry Brown may have warned lawmakers that he has a veto pen and isn't afraid to use it, but that didn't stop him from approving a bill that allows mu...

Jerry Brown: Lawmakers View Taxes As 'Sexually Transmitted Disease'

Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.30.2011 | San Francisco

Oh, Jerry Brown, how we love you and your candid quotes. The Golden State Governor is never one to mince words, and Tuesday's appearance at the Na...

Was Gavin Newsom 'Blindsided' By Jerry Brown?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.18.2011 | San Francisco

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom had a plan. He thought it a good plan. The type of plan that, if properly executed, could resurrect Ca...


AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was a storybook marriage in 1986 on a spring weekend on Cape Cod that united a princess of an American political dynasty, Maria...

WATCH LIVE: Jerry Brown's Inauguration | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

California's youngest governor will be sworn into office again this morning, this time as the state's oldest governor. It will be his third term. The ...

Brown Sworn In To Office

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Democrat Jerry Brown was sworn in Monday as California's 39th governor, returning to the office he left 28 years ago but in...