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Prompted by Drought, California Will Regulate Groundwater for First Time

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday overhauling the state's management of its groundwater supply,Show More Summary

Proposed Law Would Ban Penalties For Negative Online Reviews

Days after California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new state law outlawing the practice of using non-disparagement clauses to penalize consumers who complain about business transactions, a few members of the U.S. House of Representatives...Show More Summary

Gov. Jerry Brown to sign California film tax credit bill

Gov. Jerry Brown is poised to put his signature to a bill that would triple annual funding for California's film and TV tax credit program.

Brown signs bill to regulate pumping of underground water

For the first time in its history, California will establish statewide management of water pumped from the ground, under legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Would you worry first about saving a life or an EpiPen-related lawsuit?

22 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Good for Gov. Jerry Brown for being willing to irritate the two state teachers unions by signing legislation that would stock all public schools with epinephrine auto-injectors and require training at least one volunteer at each school to use them.

Gov. Jerry Brown signs historic groundwater management legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a trio of bills Tuesday establishing a framework for statewide regulation of California's underground water sources, marking the first time in the state's history that groundwater will be managed on a large scale.

Jerry Brown Conjures up Solyndra as Electric Vehicle Co. Shuts Down

Reminiscent of President Obama’s Solyndra debacle, an electric vehicle manufacturer in Chatsworth, to which Jerry Brown donated three million taxpayer dollars, has shut down operations and laid off 50 workers. According to Stephen Frank...Show More Summary

Gov. Brown signs bill repealing unenforceable parts of Prop. 187

In a disavowal of the hard line Californians once took against illegal immigration, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday repealing unenforceable provisions of Proposition 187.

Gov. Jerry Brown to Sign Increased California Film/TV Incentive Law on Thursday

State, business and government officials are expected to attend a high profile ceremony in Los Angeles read more

Gov. Brown Likely To Sign Film & TV Tax Credit Expansion This Week

EXCLUSIVE: Just over two weeks after the state Senate overwhelmingly voted to increase California's $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit Program to $330 million a year, Gov. Jerry Brown is aiming to make the legislation the law of the state in a few days. Show More Summary

Ca Lawmakers Aim To Turn Off Groundwater Faucet for First Time

For the first time in the history of California groundwater will be restricted for numerous landowners, if Jerry Brown signs a package of passed bills by the state legislature. Up until now, groundwater remains a private natural resource in the state and property owners can drill a well and extract as much water as they see fit. Show More Summary

Tesla in Nevada? A Win for California, Says Brown

The day after Nevada lawmakers approved a package of tax incentives worth $1,538,000 per job to persuade California based Tesla Motors Inc. to build its Gigafactory battery plant in the state, California Governor Jerry Brown, who isShow More Summary

Poll: Only 1 in 4 California Voters Can Identify Neel Kashkari

LOS ANGELES, California -- A new poll conducted by USC Dornsife in conjunction with the Los Angeles Times found that only one in four likely California voters are able to identify Governor Jerry Brown's Republican opponent Neel Kashkari. Show More Summary

President Obama Declares Napa Earthquake Area Major Disaster

President Barack Obama has accepted Governor Jerry Brown's request to declare a major disaster for Napa and Solano Counties following the crippling 6.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the region on Aug. 24, making emergency federal funds available to victims of the natural disaster. Show More Summary

Brown Signs Mandatory Sick Leave Bill

If you are an employer in the private sector in California, you can thank California Governor Jerry Brown. On Wednesday, he signed AB 1522, the bill authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) that guarantees three paid sick days for all workers in the state. Show More Summary

You’re Now Free to Yelp About How Terrible Everything Is in California

6 days agoNews : Reason

So, not every law California passes is utterly horrifying nanny state nonsense or of secret benefit to either crony capitalist or union interests. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into a law a rule that prevents businesses from trying toShow More Summary

California's $1.65B Tax Deal: 6 Hidden Hurdles for Producers

The bill, which Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign this month, has several surprises read more

Special Delivery: Kashkari Drives 6,500 Paper Bags to Brown in Tesla

SACRAMENTO, California -- Neel Kashkari made quite the statement on Wednesday as he pulled up to the State Capitol in a Tesla and delivered 6,500 paper bags intended for Governor Jerry Brown in order to capitalize on Brown's failureShow More Summary

California Outlaws Consumer-Silencing Non-Disparagement Clauses

6 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In one state, at least, non-disparagement clauses like the one KlearGear tried to use to extract $3,500 from unhappy customers, will be illegal. California governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill that will prevent companies from silencing customers with non-disparagement clauses buried in Terms and Conditions pages. Show More Summary

Who’s Afraid to Look Soft on Campus Rape?

In its wisdom (such as it is), the California Legislature passed a measure that would change the standard of sexual consent on the state’s college campuses. Gov. Jerry Brown should

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