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Governor Jerry Brown

'A Happy Man Who Rarely Smiles'

Posted 04.25.2013 | Los Angeles

California Governor Jerry Brown doesn't employ a chief of staff or a speechwriter. His office is empty except for two photographs, some books, a couch...

A Little Investment for a Big Future

Amy Weisberg, M.Ed. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Amy Weisberg, M.Ed.

If we want to make serious, positive changes in education and have the biggest impact on our future and the future of our children, we must demand lower class sizes.

California Is Back!

Jack Jennings | Posted 04.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Jack Jennings

California shows that deep political and governance deadlocks can be broken, and progress made. This holds a lesson both for the national government but also for other states. Maybe, the rest of us outside the state ought to pay attention.

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 ...

'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...

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 ...

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 ...

Who Will Educate Our State?

Christine Bronstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Christine Bronstein

If Californians were better informed about Propositions 30 and 38, we would know that you can (and should) in fact vote yes on both. I asked Crystal Brown, the founder of Educate Our State to boil the propositions down for me.

Stop, or You're Getting a Time Out! A Parent's Plea to Molly Munger and Gov. Jerry Brown

Crystal Brown | Posted 10.11.2012 | Education
Crystal Brown

As the November election nears, I am absolutely appalled and heartbroken as I watch the teams behind Ms. Munger's Proposition 38 and Gov. Brown's Proposition 30 campaigns continue to take aim at each other.

Conversion Therapy: Does The California Ban Go Far Enough? (WATCH)

Posted 10.05.2012 | Gay Voices

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill that shields minors from pseudo-scientific therapies like conversion therapy, a controversial t...

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Rodney Wilson

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.04.2012 | Gay Voices

LGBT History Month would not exist without Rodney Wilson, a 29-year-old Missouri history high school teacher who came out to his class in 1994. After ...

Sarah Bufkin

Jerry Brown Kills Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

At 1 a.m., Patricia Aceberos drags herself out of bed to give a round of medication to her patient. Four hours later, the Fremont, Calif., caregiver i...

Why CA's Conversion Therapy Ban For Minors Matters

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 11.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

A new law banning conversion therapy for minors in California will spare numerous kids from having to endure yet another toxic environment and, in some cases, may help to save their lives.

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.