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California Resistance mugs with "our own damned satellite" quote

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Brian made these California Resistance mugs, sporting Jerry Brown's promise to "launch our own damned satellite" -- proceeds to Planned Parenthood. (more…)

Gov. Jerry Brown hopes to install the new attorney general during his State of the State speech

Essential Politics: State Senate committee votes to recommend Becerra's confirmation, De León has harsh words for Trump Jan. 20, 2017, 3:17 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: State Senate President pro...

California Governor Jerry Brown Admits To $1.5 Billion "Math Error" In State Budget

Budgeting can be difficult, particularly for expansive state budgets that require a ton of inputs to support 1,000s of line items each of which can result in massive variances depending on the development of various economic indicators like interest rates, commodity prices, etc. Show More Summary

For the Record

State budget: In the Jan. 12 California section, a column about Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal referred to Joe Nation as a former Republican assemblyman. Nation is a former Democratic assemblyman. Baseball Hall of Fame: In the Jan. 18 Sports section, an article about Baseball Hall of Fame candidates...

Gov. Jerry Brown touts partnerships with China amid warnings about the future

Essential Politics: Becerra gets confirmation hearing in state Senate, Gov. Brown's budget team admits to math mistake Jan. 18, 2017, 2:01 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: A state Senate committee...

California’s vaccine mandate is working. More states should adopt it.

On June 30, 2015, California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 277 (SB277), which tightened requirements so that parents could no longer opt out of vaccinating their children if they were attending state licensed schools, daycares, and nurseries. Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), a pediatrician, sponsored the legislation, which quickly became a nationwide litmus […]

In Sacramento's first hearing on state budget, Gov. Jerry Brown's staff gets grilled on a $1.5-billion mistake

Essential Politics: Assembly votes to confirm Becerra as attorney general, more candidates enter the race to replace him in Congress Jan. 17, 2017, 2:54 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Los Angeles...

This Is What the Resistance Sounds Like

5 days agoNews : James Fallows

Governor Jerry Brown of California got Twitter-verse attention for saying two days ago that if Donald Trump shuts down satellite…

Kevin Starr, 76, the historian of California

The top contender for the title of preeminent observer of our state "chronicled the history of California as no one else," Gov. Jerry Brown said.

Political Road Map: The rules for how California pays for its schools may lead to a surprising result this year

If this sentence leaves you confused, you’re not alone: Education spending rises under Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed state budget, but some California schools are bracing for cuts. That both statements are true is a reflection of the byzantine rules that govern the flow of dollars to K-12 schools and...

California Politics Podcast: What's next for Gov. Jerry Brown's budget?

Essential Politics: Assembly votes to confirm Becerra as attorney general, more candidates enter the race to replace him in Congress Jan. 14, 2017, 11:56 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Los Angeles...

California begins to emerge from its five-year drought

Despite some improvements in drought conditions, California Gov. Jerry Brown is not ready to ease or rescind the drought state of emergency declaration he made in 2014. Continue reading ? The post California begins to emerge from its five-year drought appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Gov. Jerry Brown warns of major ripple effects in California if Obamacare is repealed

Essential Politics: Assembly votes to confirm Becerra as attorney general, more candidates enter the race to replace him in Congress Jan. 13, 2017, 4:16 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Los Angeles...

Legislature's analysts think Gov. Jerry Brown's tax revenue predictions are too low

Essential Politics: Assembly votes to confirm Becerra as attorney general, more candidates enter the race to replace him in Congress Jan. 13, 2017, 12:50 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Los Angeles...

California farm labor board chairman quits in anger

William B. Gould IV, California Gov. Jerry Brown’s appointee to lead the board charged with protecting the rights of the state’s farmworkers, announced his resignation Friday, accusing the state bureaucracy of stalling one of his key proposals. Gould, appointed by Brown to chair the Agricultural...

Governor's budget gives a glimpse into challenges ahead for prison parole overhaul in California

Gov. Jerry Brown is asking lawmakers to set aside $10.6 million to begin the sweeping overhaul of prison parole he convinced California voters to approve last fall, a proposal that corrections officials say reflects his continued commitment to public safety and reforms.  Scott Kernan, secretary...

As a deficit looms, here's a look at some of the plans in California's new budget

Gov. Jerry Brown’s newly unveiled state budget calls for spending $179.5 billion in the coming fiscal year, while offering ways to avoid what he believes would otherwise be California’s first deficit in more than three years. Here’s an overview of some of the most important proposals outlined by...

Gov. Jerry Brown laments the 'political language' of the times in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Essential Politics: Gov. Brown unveils a new budget, Assembly panel recommends Becerra for attorney general Jan. 12, 2017, 11:50 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: It was a big day at the state Capitol,...

What's hurting California's budget: Top earners' income is growing more slowly

Income growth is slowing for the highest-earning Californians. That’s the single biggest driver of the $1.6-billion deficit projected on a $179.5-billion overall budget by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday.  And once again it is raising the question of whether California has grown too reliant on taxing...

With prudent budget crafting, Gov. Brown proves his reputation for being the adult in the state Capitol

The “Good Brown” was on vivid display Tuesday — the prudent, sage governor respected by Californians of wide-ranging political beliefs. This was the popular, dominant side of Gov. Jerry Brown’s emerging legacy — the adult in the state Capitol, the political tutor, the check on runaway spending....

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