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  • Gov. Brown signs bill requiring cellphone 'kill switches'

    Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers addressed technology's dark side Monday, with Brown approving a requirement for "kill switches'' on smartphones and legislators requesting new protection for victims of revenge porn and identity theft. A...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill mandating 'kill switches' on smartphones

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a first-in-the-nation requirement that smartphones sold in California eventually be equipped with “kill switches” that allow owners to remotely render them useless if stolen, in reaction to a spate of...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction

    Gov. Jerry Brown should spell out how he'd fund school construction
    California governors have enormous power to shove around legislatures. And Gov. Jerry Brown has learned how to use it without working up a sweat. Here's the latest example: At the state Capitol, the notion of providing schoolchildren with adequate...
  • Cool it on Ice Bucket Challenge, and keep Gov. Brown's dog out of it

    Cool it on Ice Bucket Challenge, and keep Gov. Brown's dog out of it
    As if the parade of publicity-seeking celebrities, newscasters, tech billionaires and past and present politicians dumping pails of ice water on themselves wasn’t tiresome and annoying enough, now we must watch California’s First Dog subjected...
  • California Governor decries Calpers vote on pensions

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown decried a move by the state's giant public pension fund on Wednesday to include temporary pay hikes in the way pensions are calculated for newly hired workers. The board of the California Public...
  • Pension change draws reprimand from Jerry Brown

    Gov. Jerry Brown criticized a Wednesday decision by pension officials allowing temporary pay increases to trigger bigger retirement benefits for some public employees. The governor originally objected to the change in an Aug. 15 letter, but the board of...
  • Short on cash, Kashkari seeks student help on campaign ad

    With a bag of Doritos in hand, Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for governor, looks into a web video camera and makes what he calls a major announcement: The California college student who makes the best TV ad for his campaign will win a $25,000...
  • California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187

    California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187
    California community colleges could offer four-year degrees for the first time, and suspension of defiant schoolchildren would be curtailed, under proposals sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by the Legislature on Thursday. Bids to reduce sentences for some...
  • California business tax breaks would have to prove effectiveness

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Tax credits aimed at persuading businesses to locate in California would be subject to detailed performance reviews to make sure they are boosting the state's economy under a bill passed on Tuesday by the Legislature. The...
  • Gov. Brown urges $3 million in legal aid for immigrant children

    Seeking to address a swell of unaccompanied children from Central America who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally in recent months, Gov. Jerry Brown and other California lawmakers announced a proposal Thursday to provide $3 million in legal aid to those...
  • It's 'bone-appétit' for California pooches under new law

    (Reuters) - California diners can now legally enjoy a meal on a restaurant patio with their dogs in tow, under a law signed Thursday by Governor Jerry Brown that eliminates health code regulations banning restaurant owners from allowing pooches on the...
  • Gov. Brown, California Democrats seek $3 million to help migrant kids

    Seeking to address the swell of unaccompanied children from Central America who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally, Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers announced Thursday a proposal to provide $3 million in legal aid to those minors. "Helping...