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Liberals Slam Brown Court Pick: 'Were There No Qualified African Americans in California?'

California Gov. Jerry Brown continues to face harsh criticism over his nomination of 38-year-old Leondra Kruger to serve on the California Supreme Court. Kruger has compiled an impressive legal career in a short time, including work at the U.S. Show More Summary

Critics say college graduation rates don't tell the whole story

Pushing public colleges and universities to increase graduation rates has become a key objective for President Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown, among others, as they seek to hold higher education institutions more accountable.

Gov. Brown Dismisses Criticism of Pick for State High Court

California Gov. Jerry Brown says his decision to pick a young, government lawyer in Washington, D.C., to fill a vacancy on the state's highest court is "beyond reproach," brushing off critics who've questioned whether his candidate has the right background for the job.

Jerry Brown plans to target cost of retiree healthcare

Gov. Jerry Brown plans to address the growing cost of healthcare for retired state workers next month when he releases his new budget proposal, a spokesman for his finance department said Tuesday.

Jerry Brown Quiet on Ferguson, Garner Protests

California Gov. Jerry Brown, not known for his reticence on many issues, has declined to say much about the ongoing protests against the non-indictments of police officers in several high-profile cases in which police have shot unarmed black suspects. Show More Summary

Jerry Brown's Supreme Court Appointment Blasted: 'Mind Blower'

Mark Pulliam, an attorney who covered the California Supreme Court from 1993 to 2003 as the legal issues correspondent for California Political Review, has blasted California Governor Jerry Brown’s selection of Leondra Kruger for the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

Who gets left out of all those Hollywood tax incentives? Musicians

Most of Hollywood celebrated in September, when California Gov. Jerry Brown put his signature to a vastly expanded tax incentive for the movie industry.

New California film tax credit 'NOT good' for Sony, email says

When Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new film tax credit bill in September, many in Hollywood were ecstatic.

Jerry Brown, not Clinton or Warren, is 'Nation's Leading Democrat'

As the Washington, D.C. media focused on the fiscal maneuverings of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), whose opposition to the omnibus spending bill was thought to set up a 2016 presidential run, some are touting Gov. Jerry Brown as the real Democratic Party alternative to Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

'Dream Act' Becomes Law: Illegal Immigrants are Given a Chance

Post by Lindsay Mannering California Governor Jerry Brown signed into effect the Dream Act Saturday which makes undocumented immigrant students in California eligible to apply for state-funded financial aid. The bill, as you'd imagine, is extremely controversial. Show More Summary

Bullies Fail to Make Circumcision Illegal

Post by April Peveteaux Sorry California intactivists, your attempt to make everyone else's parenting decisions has been thwarted. Governor Jerry Brown just signed a bill preventing local governments from banning male circumcision. So San Francisco and Santa Monica, you are way out of luck. Show More Summary

A more mature Gov. Brown has less to say in speeches, plenty to do

Maybe it's because he is a contrarian. But Gov. Jerry Brown doesn't go for conventional celebrating.

The Campaign Against CA Governor's Judicial Nominees Resorts To Bigotry

Conservative media outlets both nationally and in California are campaigning against Gov. Jerry Brown's nominees for the state judiciary, attacking their political leanings and complaining about their "race, gender, or sexual orientation,"...Show More Summary

California Gov. Jerry Brown cutting down on number of speeches

California Gov. Jerry Brown has a reputation for being frugal with taxpayer money, but now he is also cutting back on the number of speeches he gives.

Jerry Brown Gets the Final Count and Looks Ahead

As he contemplates some fights to come in his record-setting fourth term as Governor of California, Jerry Brown finally got the final count on his re-election. Late absentees and provisional ballots boosted Brown more than a full point from his standing the morning after, to 60.0 percent. Show More Summary

Brown Needs Oil Trains to Prevent Skyrocketing Energy Prices

This week, State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) formally requested that Governor Jerry Brown impose a moratorium on oil trains after a Union Pacific freight train carrying grain derailed along the Feather River in Northern California last week. Show More Summary

Let California's plastic bag ban stand

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Some people just don't know when to stop fighting. Immediately after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags, the plastics industry vowed to overturn it. Since then, out-of-state bag makers have contributed $2.5 million to help collect 504,000...

Is Governor Jerry Brown Silencing Latinos?

Center for Worker Freedom More than one year has passed since the workers at California-based Gerawan Farming voted to decertify the United Farm Workers (UFW) union from their workplace.

Brown Looking to Allow Illegals Access to Medi-Cal

According to Gov. Jerry Brown’s top policy aide, Brown wants to let illegal immigrants protected by Barack Obama’s new executive amnesty become eligible for state-funded Medi-Cal coverage. Nancy McFadden, speaking Wednesday at an event...Show More Summary

Gov. Jerry Brown considering expanding Medi-Cal to immigrants

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Gov. Jerry Brown is considering expanding state-funded Medi-Cal coverage to residents shielded from deportation under President Obama’s new immigration policies.

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