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California Governor Jerry Brown (C) is applauded by Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (2-R) and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (R) before delivering the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California. One month after taking office, Gov. Brown delivered the State of the State address to a joint session of the California State legislature. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown, Lt. Gov. Newsom Among Lawmakers Warned Of Ethics Violations

Governor Jerry Brown and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom are among 40 California lawmakers being investigated over potential ethics violations, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

02/11/2014

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Federal Judges Grant California 2-More Years To Reduce Prison Populations

Federal judges are giving California two more years to meet a court-ordered inmate population cap.

02/10/2014

A worker stands near rows of bolts that hold a steel sheath on a column of the newly constructed eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: $270K Study To Improve Caltrans Lacks Specifics

When the bad bolts for the Bay Bridge’s eastern became big news, Gov. Jerry Brown commissioned a transportation group from the University of Wisconsin to study Caltrans—at the cost of $270,000—and last week, their findings were released in a report.

02/03/2014

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Phil Matier: State Assembly To Tackle Teacher Pension Fund Shortfall

The liability, which has been building for years, is at least $71 billion.

01/31/2014

Jerry Brown Campaign Appearance

Poll Finds Strong Majorities Approve Gov. Brown, Budget Plan

A poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California says strong majorities of likely voters approve of Gov. Jerry Brown’s overall handling of the job and of the budget proposal he released earlier this month.

01/29/2014

A car arrives at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

DMV Seeks Public Input For Issuing Undocumented Immigrants’ Licenses

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is looking for public input as it works to implement the new law allowing undocumented immigrants to get their driver’s licenses.

01/28/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (R) delivers the State of the State address as Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) looks on at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Democratic Shakeup At State House Will Benefit Gov. Brown

It’s rare but the two houses of the California Legislature are about to choose two leaders from Southern California: Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, as its president pro tem, and Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, its speaker.

01/24/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown is sending 18 emergency specialists to assist with the mudslide in Washington State. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Cites California Resurgence, Uncertainties In State Of State Address

Gov. Jerry Brown has delivered a dual message in his annual address to the Legislature—that a California resurgence is well under way but also is threatened by economic and environmental uncertainties.

01/22/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Expected To Make Drought Declaration Friday

Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to make a major announcement in San Francisco on Friday morning, with multiple reports claiming he will declare a drought emergency in California.

01/16/2014

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

Task Force: Accounting Tricks Mean Impending California Budget Doom

California and other states need to start being honest about their budgets and future liabilities, or face a terrible reckoning a generation from now, that according to the State Budget Crisis Task Force.

01/15/2014

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