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  • Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations

     Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations
     California voters overwhelmingly embraced Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown over his Republican rivals in the June primary, but he has failed to win them over on some of the state's most pressing issues. Brown's handling of state prisons, efforts to...
  • California earmarks a quarter of its cap-and-trade riches for environmental justice

    One-quarter of the $872 million generated by California's 18-month-old cap-and-trade scheme will go to housing and public transit programs for poor and minority communities this year, according to the recently approved state budget. The decision caps a...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, lawmakers push closer to budget deal

    With only days left to hammer out a deal on the state budget, legislative leaders say they're close to a final agreement. "We've still got some details to flesh out," said Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego). "We feel pretty good about where we...
  • Assembly drops plan to unveil $8.25-billion water bond; talks stall

    Assembly drops plan to unveil $8.25-billion water bond; talks stall
    Negotiations for an $8.25-billion water bond stalled Monday night, legislative sources said. The Assembly scuttled plans to unveil the proposal at an Appropriations Committee hearing Tuesday morning, but people involved with the negotiations say...
  • Brown seeks more time to meet goals in reducing prison crowding

    Brown seeks more time to meet goals in reducing prison crowding
    Regrouping after federal judges told the state it cannot count empty medical beds as reductions in prison crowding, Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for more time to meet the court's looming deadlines. In a motion filed Monday to the panel of three federal...
  • 1978 San Diego cop-killing case an early test of state's new parole law

    1978 San Diego cop-killing case an early test of state's new parole law
    Even the convicted killer now admits it was brutal and senseless: a young police officer left in the gutter, three bullets in his chest, one in his right temple, after a traffic stop. The San Diego Police Department was shaken by the slaying of...
  • Gov. Brown appoints six to California Court of Appeal

    Gov. Brown appoints six to California Court of Appeal
    Gov. Jerry Brown appointed six people to be justices on the state's 1st and 2nd District Courts of Appeal, according to a statement issued Saturday. James Humes, a former deputy state attorney general and 54-year-old San Francisco resident who served as...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs California budget after smooth process

    Bringing a swift end to a low-key budget process, Gov. Jerry Brown signed California's new $156.3-billion spending plan on Friday. He made almost no vetoes when approving the budget, which expands preschool to more poor children, increases welfare...
  • Gov. Brown: Growth of Latino power paving way for policy changes

    Two decades after California voters approved Proposition 187, barring public services to those in the country illegally, Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that the political tide has turned in the state with a growing wave of Latino voters demanding more...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal intensifies water bond negotiations

    Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal intensifies water bond negotiations
    Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a drastically cheaper water bond set off a fresh round of negotiations in the Capitol on Wednesday, as lawmakers and stakeholders seek to craft a plan that addresses the state's myriad water needs without a bloated price tag....
  • California lawmakers should not procrastinate on water plan

    California lawmakers should not procrastinate on water plan
    How soon people forget: One spring day just three years ago so much water was rampaging down the Sacramento River nobody knew where to put it. All reservoirs up and down the Central Valley were full. Oh, if only there was more storage space,...
  • Bill aimed at speedier teacher firings among those signed by Brown

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at speeding the dismissal of public school teachers for gross misconduct, a bill in reaction to a sex abuse case at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles. The measure was introduced after...