Gov. Jerry Brown

Brown v. Kashkari

Gov. Jerry Brown Has $24M In Campaign Cash, Neel Kashkari $680K

Gov. Jerry Brown is reporting that he has nearly $24 million left for his re-election campaign, while Republican challenger Neel Kashkari has $680,000 remaining.

10/06/2014

A lab technician analyzes the contents of a rape test kit. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation Ending Rape Kit Backlog

Many women in California who have been traumatized by sexual assault may feel a sense of relief, knowing that law enforcement agencies will act much sooner to test rape kits after legislation was signed Tuesday by Gov. Brown.

10/01/2014

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

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