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Housing a top priority for California lawmakers after recess

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have promised to tackle California's affordable housing crisis in their final weeks of work this year by pushing a package that includes regulatory … Click to Continue »

Marijuana Becomes a Player in California Politics and It's Putting Its Money on Gavin Newsom

The lieutenant governor wants to replace Jerry Brown next year, and the pot people want to help him. Marijuana is already a multibillion-dollar-a-year business in California, and with recreational sales to adults coming online next year, it's about to get even bigger. Show More Summary

Only In Cali: New Bill Would Imprison Healthcare Workers For Using Incorrect Pronouns With Patients

California has a well-earned its reputation for introducing wacky legislation. Jerry Brown's bill specifically written to regulate cow farts is a personal favorite of ours. For those who missed it the first time around, here is a brief...Show More Summary

California governor commutes 9 lengthy prison sentences

California Gov. Jerry Brown has commuted the lengthy prison sentences of nine inmates serving time for violent crimes, including a former prostitute convicted with her abusive pimp of first-degree murder. … Click to Continue »

Billions in new spending for housing, water, parks and more could be on the 2018 ballot

In the last month of the legislative year, Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers could be making deals to put billions of dollars in new spending on the 2018 ballot

Essential California: Senate bills aim to make homes more affordable, but ...

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Aug. 12. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES Not enough help A package of bills supported by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders now being considered to alleviate the state’s affordability...

Gov. Brown is right about the 'sanctuary state' bill: Protect law-abiders and help boot the bad guys

Gov. Jerry Brown again is trying to save Democratic legislators from their leftist selves. This time he’s stopping them from protecting criminals. The governor finally has spoken out unequivocally regarding the Democrats’ so-called “sanctuary state” legislation. What he’s saying makes sense: Sure,...

Jerry Brown talks a green game. So why isn't California tougher on these polluters?

Do regulators in California have your back when utilities or industries run amok, or when there’s a threat to public health in your neighborhood? We’d all like to think so, but there’s a long history of coziness between regulators, industry titans and politicians. So you’d have to be a hopeless...

New California law gives air quality officials the power to quickly shut down polluters

Local air quality officials are gaining new powers to quickly stop polluters when they endanger people’s health under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday. The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, follows years of frustration in communities such as Paramount, Boyle Heights and Maywood...

Gov. Jerry Brown Says Pro-Life Democrats Should Be Welcome, and Abortion Activists Trash Him

California Gov. Jerry Brown is decidedly pro-abortion, but even he thinks the Democratic Party should welcome pro-lifers. His statements Sunday about pro-life Democrats added to the growing debate about whether the party should embrace pro-lifers again. Brown quickly faced harsh criticism from abortion activists for his comments. “I’d say, look, even on the abortion issue, […]

'It's Not Alabama:' Democrat Lawmaker Says You Need More Intelligence to Be Elected in California

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

Jerry Brown suggested intelligence should be the litmus test for California lawmakers.

Both Democrats and Republicans Struggle to Fix Their Broken Politics

2 weeks agoNews : The Cutline

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) and the panel join Meet the Press in a special edition on our broken politics.

California Considers Suing Trump Administration Over Immigration Policies

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Gov. Jerry Brown, left, and Attorney General Xavier Beccera, shown here at a crime victims’ rights rally last April at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., are of similar minds when it comes to the issue of so-called sanctuary cities.Show More Summary

California governor endorses legal challenge to Trump immigration policy

Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) endorsed the possibility of a state lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to force local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, on Sunday. Brown’s comments,...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Gov. Brown Supports California “Sanctuary Cities” Lawsuit

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) tells Chuck Todd he supports the idea of a lawsuit over the president’s latest attempt to punish so-called “sanctuary cities” in an interview to air Sunday on Meet the Press.

California Ranchers Revolt After State Sets Aside 2 Million Acres For A Frog

California is known for it's wacky legislation. After all, it is the state where Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a law specifically intended to regulate cow flatulence...no, really (see: Here Are Some Of The Ridiculous New State...Show More Summary

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