Gov. Jerry Brown

California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Why Is Governor Brown Striking Down More Bills Compared To His First Term In Office?

Governor Jerry Brown has been busy in recent weeks signing and vetoing legislation. Political analyst Melissa Griffin Caen has more on his decisions.

09/29/2014

Police drone. (CBS)

Brown Vetoes Bill Limiting Police Drone Surveillance

Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced Sunday that he has vetoed a bill that would have placed strict limits on law enforcement agencies using unmanned aerial drones for surveillance.

09/29/2014

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Allowing Transgender Status On Death Certificates

Transgender people have the right to have their gender identity properly recognized on death certificates under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

09/26/2014

A KPIX 5 crew captured this video of Bakken crude oil getting unloaded from a train at a rail yard in Richmond. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Approves New Rules On Crude Oil Shipments

Earlier this year, KPIX 5 reported on crude oil being brought into the Bay Area by rail. Until now, companies haven’t been required to give cities a heads up, but that’s about to change.

09/26/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Officially Bans Sales Of Confederate Flag On State Property

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting California state government agencies from selling or display items displaying the Confederate flag.

09/25/2014

Brown v. Kashkari

Poll Finds Gov. Jerry Brown With Big Edge In Re-Election Bid; Voters Favor Water Bond

Gov. Jerry Brown is maintaining a big lead over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in this year’s governor’s race.

09/23/2014

Blink electric car charger by Ecotality. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation To Boost Clean-Air Vehicle Use

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean-air vehicles in California.

09/21/2014

A home with a dead lawn stands in front of hills that are browned with dried grass on July 18, 2014 in Fremont, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Amid Drought, Gov. Brown Bars HOAs From Requiring Luscious Landscaping

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water.

09/18/2014

A water well being drilled in the Central Valley. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation Establishing Rules On Groundwater Amid Drought

California will no longer be the only western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater.

09/16/2014

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Study Shows Rising Income Inequality Slows Tax Revenue Growth In California, Prompting Higher Tax Rate

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Rising income inequality has led to slowing tax revenue growth in California, but the state has responded by increasing its top marginal tax rate, causing its growth rate to accelerate after 2009, […]

09/15/2014

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