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California Tames Its Direct Democracy

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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 09.24.2014 | 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 07.21.2014 | 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 Speech Gets Interrupted By Fracking Protesters

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message S...

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 02.24.2014 | 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-relie...

Jerry Brown: California Drought Requires Compromise

AP | SCOTT SMITH | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

TULARE, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown visited California's drought-stricken agricultural heartland on Wednesday and called on Republicans and Democ...

Obama Pledges Support Amid California Drought

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling California's governor that the federal government will do what's necessary to help with a histor...

Brown Warns Of Uncertainties While Touting California Resurgence

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday delivered a dual message in his annual address to the Legislature — that a California resu...

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...

Brown Faces Challenges Ahead Of Likely Reelection Bid

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is sprinting into the final year of his third term as governor with a series of policy successes and powe...

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 ...

Brown Proposes Sending California Inmates To Private Prisons, Jails

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to significantly reduce California's prison population by pr...

Gov. Brown Steps In To Avert SF Transit Strike

AP | MIHIR ZAVERI and SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 10.04.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay Area commuters got a temporary reprieve from a massive transit strike when Gov. Jerry...

$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...

COMEBACK KID

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 07.06.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown is drawing praise and glowing reviews from the national media for his deft political maneuvering in closing a $...

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...

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...

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 ...