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California's Budget Surplus Leads to Credit Upgrade

Harlan Green | Posted 11.12.2014 | 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...

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...

Will Jerry Brown Work During His Cancer Treatments?

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 02.12.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated for early stage prostate cancer but will stay on the job throughout his nearly four-week ...

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...

Kudos to California Governor Jerry Brown

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Gov. Jerry Brown might be a septuagenarian, but his vision and forward thinking are decades younger in spirit and idealism than anything caustic right-wingers have to offer.

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Jerry Brown: Marijuana Laws Should Be Decided By States

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said Sunday the federal government should respect states' rights to decide how to regulate marijuana use...

Jerry Brown Accuses His Opponents Of Illegal Money-Laundering

The Sacramento Bee | David Siders | Posted 12.21.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday accused opponents of his Nov. 6 ballot measure of illegal money laundering, saying the committee that ac...

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...

Invest in Education, but Don't Forget About Operations

Ken Zeff | Posted 06.26.2012 | Education
Ken Zeff

Here in Los Angeles, where the price of real estate has driven up the cost of living for everyone, including those who work in our public schools, we face the untenable proposition of paying New York real estate prices with Mississippi-level student funding.