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Why Utility-Scale Solar is Booming on the East Coast

When we think about solar energy, California comes immediately to mind. And why wouldn’t you think of the Golden State, considering all the sun that slathers the most populous state? Plus Jerry Brown, during his first run as governor...Show More Summary

L.A. Times poll: Voters give Legislature, Gov. Jerry Brown high marks

California voters appear to be bullish on their state government, giving Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers their highest approval ratings in years, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

Jerry Brown's popularity as governor doesn't extend to a presidential race

Katherine Martinez is a Democrat from San Andreas, fiercely supportive of her state's — and party's — governor.

Jerry Brown must enforce California's environmental laws

To the editor: I am floored. Article after article in The Times and other news outlets in the state keep exposing ways that the oil industry is cutting corners and putting our health and our water — particularly in the Central Valley — at risk. ("Hundreds of illicit oil wastewater...

Legal Petition Seeks Emergency Moratorium On Fracking in California

A coalition of over 150 environmental, health, and public advocacy organizations in California filed a legal petition Thursday seeking to compel Governor Jerry Brown to issue an emergency moratorium on fracking in the state. The proximate...Show More Summary

Has The San Bruno Tragedy Become A Green Energy Bargaining Chip?

In his inaugural address on January 5, California Gov. Jerry Brown set hugely ambitious goals for cutting carbon emissions and expanding renewable over the next five years. Achieving those goals, said Gov. Brown, would be “a very tall order.” Conspicuously absent from Gov. Brown’s inaugural address was any mention of the political firestorm surrounding the […]

Brown denies parole for ex-Mexican Mafia killer Rene 'Boxer' Enriquez

Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole late Friday for a former Mexican Mafia killer who left the prison gang and has spent more than a decade cooperating with authorities and speaking at law enforcement conferences.

Brown denies parole for ex-Mexican Mafia killer Rene "Boxer" Enriquez

Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole late Friday for a former Mexican Mafia killer who left the prison gang and has spent more than a decade cooperating with authorities and speaking at law enforcement conferences.

Brown denies parole for ex-Mexican Mafia killer Rene Enriquez

Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole late Friday for a former Mexican Mafia killer who left the prison gang and has spent more than a decade cooperating with authorities and speaking at law enforcement conferences.

Polluter fees in California could boost state budget, analysts say

California could generate much more revenue from fees on polluters than Gov. Jerry Brown expects, legislative analysts say in a report released Thursday.

Jerry Brown backs Obama on immigration order

Gov. Jerry Brown, who has made California a more welcoming place for immigrants who are in the country illegally, criticized on Tuesday a federal judge's decision to temporarily block President Obama's executive order reducing deportations. 

New Film & TV Tax Incentive Rules Jump First Hurdle

Just under 5-months after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a more than tripling of California's $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit Program, the form the new $330 million incentives will take today moved one vital step closer to being solidified. Show More Summary

Gavin Newsom’s Long, Long Campaign for Governor

2 weeks agoNews : News Desk

On Wednesday morning, little more than three months after California’s voters reëlected Governor Jerry Brown for another four years, Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor and former mayor of San Francisco, became the first person to declare his intention to take Brown’s place when he reaches the end of his final term at the start of 2019. Show More Summary

California Medicaid Conundrum: What Good is Health Care If No Doctor Will See You?

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Somehow, the architects of Obamacare in D.C. and Gov. Jerry Brown's helpers in Sacramento couldn't see this one coming: A huge increase in the number of patients served by Medic-Cal, the Golden State's version of Medicaid, coupled with...Show More Summary

One Of The World’s Largest Solar Energy Farms Is Now Open In California

Gov. Jerry Brown set the state's ambitious goal to have half its electricity come from renewable sources by 2030 last month, after noting that utilities were already on track to meet the state's previous goal. The post One Of The World’s Largest Solar Energy Farms Is Now Open In California appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Lawmakers take step toward fulfilling state climate change goals

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

State lawmakers are preparing a sweeping package of bills that would fulfill several of Gov. Jerry Brown's climate change objectives by increasing California's reliance on renewable energy and alternative transportation fuels.

Anti-fracking march scheduled in Oakland

Thousands are expected to take part in an anti-fracking demonstration in Oakland on Saturday, demanding that Gov. Jerry Brown end the controversial method of mining for gas and oil.

While Jerry Brown Focuses on Term 4 Challenges, A Senate Race Starts To Shape Up

For the first time since the first George Bush was president, California Democrats are having a competition for a seat in the U.S. Senate. And the early leader is the only candidate on the 2010 statewide Democratic ticket who nearlyShow More Summary

Jerry Brown, Interior secretary announce new drought funding

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Friday a $20-million plan to help California's parched Central Valley cope with the ongoing drought. 

Gov. Jerry Brown's fracking problem

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

California Gov. Jerry Brown has done more to fight climate change than perhaps any other elected official in the United States. So what accounts for the environmentalists heckling him during speeches and planning to confront him Saturday at an Oakland March for Real Climate Leadership? One...

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