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Governor's Race: Can Kashkari Light Spark with Debate?

California voters are paying little attention to the state's gubernatorial race, in which incumbent Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown, who enjoys 20-point leads over Republican rival Neel Kashkari, has barely campaigned at all. The two willShow More Summary

Bipartisanship: Brown Will Sign Mandatory Sick Leave Bill

California Governor Jerry Brown made clear this weekend that he would sign a new bill that would require all businesses in the state--including small businesses--to provide paid sick leave to employees. Calling the bill “historic,” according...Show More Summary

Is California’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan Really About Conservation?

To understand what California Governor Jerry Brown’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan is all about, you have to understand a bit of history. Back in 1982, once and future governor Jerry Brown pushed through a plan to build a canal that would...Show More Summary

OF COURSE. JERRY BROWN IS OWNED BY THE UNIONS. California appeals teacher tenure ruling. Gov. J…

OF COURSE. JERRY BROWN IS OWNED BY THE UNIONS. California appeals teacher tenure ruling. Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or raise the standards for obtaining them. [...]

California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Reduce Gifts from Lobbyists

As California legislators prepare to adjourn from a year marked by political scandals, including the federal indictment of two senators on bribery charges, several bills were approved and on their way to Governor Jerry Brown for signing. Show More Summary

California To Be Second State To Mandate Sick Leave Pay

Only Connecticut has done this so far, but California is poised to follow suit when Governor Jerry Brown signs it into law. The bill would require employers to provide at least three days of annual paid sick leave to workers, who would accrue the time off at a rate of one hour per 30 hours [...]

5 highlights from California's legislative session

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has until the end of September to sign or veto the hundreds of bills sent to him by the Legislature. Here are five notable actions, some of them firsts in the country, that state lawmakers took in the final days of this year's legislative session, which ended early Saturday:

California governor lauds passage of 'historic' sick leave bill

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A measure to grant California workers mandatory sick leave that passed the state legislature early on Saturday appeared poised to become law after Governor Jerry Brown lauded it as a historic achievement. Show More Summary

Teen Death Sparks Debate Over BB Gun Fluorescent Marking Mandate

Air guns in California will soon be required to display multiple, specific, fluorescent markings under a new bill that now awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. Controversy surrounds this bill as state legislators, businesses, organizations...Show More Summary

California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

Gov. Brown appeals ruling that struck down teacher job protections

Gov. Jerry Brown filed an appeal Friday of a ruling that struck down traditional job protections for teachers.

California bill would remove guns from potential offenders

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

A bill allowing family members to ask a judge to order firearms removed from people likely to commit gun violence was sent to California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday for signing into law. The bill, one of several gun control measures...Show More Summary

Action! California Senate Overwhelmingly Passes $330M Film & TV Tax Credit Expansion

It's not totally signed, sealed and delivered, to quote Stevie Wonder, but Hollywood's tax incentive is finally going to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Two days after a deal was struck between the governor and the legislative leadership to...Show More Summary

EPA: Brown's $25 Billion Delta Water Tunnels Violate Federal Law

The Environmental Protection Agency has stated that Governor Jerry Brown's proposed $25 billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species. Brown's plan calls for...Show More Summary

Ban On 'Gay Panic' Defense Passes California Assembly, Heads To Governor Jerry Brown

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Under California state law, murder charges can be reduced to manslaughter if it is shown that the act took place suddenly or in the heat of the moment. These events could be deemed "panic" killings, but as of now it...

Death Certificates For Transsexual Californians to Reflect Gender Change

California lawmakers passed a bill for Gov. Jerry Brown to sign that will ensure transgendered Californians the ability to show gender status on their death certificate at the time of their death instead of at birth. AB 1577 was approved easily by a 66-4 vote. Show More Summary

California Passes the First College Affirmative Sexual Consent Bill

On Thursday, the California State Assembly passed the nation's first "Yes Means Yes" bill, which was passed by the State Senate in May and is now waiting to be signed by Governor Jerry Brown. Read more...

Time for GOP to Play Offense with a Tough Border-Security Bill

Two governors. Two quotes. And an opening for Republicans this fall. This week in Los Angeles, Gov. Jerry Brown — standing hand-in-hand with Enrique Peña Nieto as the Mexican president declared the United States “the other Mexico” — assured illegal immigrants, “You’re all welcome in California today.” Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Show More Summary

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: California legislature passes “yes means yes” bill

Huge congrats to California anti-violence activists! Yesterday, the state’s legislature passed a bill that would require affirmative consent on college campuses. The bill now awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s approval to become law. The New York Times reports: State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” [...]

Hollywood Handouts

by Dish Staff California Governor Jerry Brown has approved a bill offering up to $330 million in tax credits to subsidize film and TV production in the state over the next five years. Dennis Saffran blasts a similar program in New York, which costs taxpayers millions and offers little in the way of a return: […]

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