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

Gov. Brown Reportedly Proposing To Pay Down $11B In State Debt

Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget for the coming fiscal year calls for an 8.5 percent increase in general fund spending coupled with a dedication to pay down the state’s debt by more than $11 billion.

01/08/2014

California Aqueduct

Phil Matier: Cost Of California Water Plan Skyrocketing

A new report shows the long-term costs of the project may actually be as high as $67 billion.

12/26/2013

Water levels are low at the San Luis Reservoir, near Los Banos, California on March 11, 2009. (Robyn Beck / Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Convenes Task Force To Prepare For Possible Drought

Gov. Jerry Brown is convening a task force to help determine whether a statewide drought declaration is warranted.

12/18/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown

Phil Matier: Jerry Brown For President?

Could Governor Jerry Brown be mulling over another run for the White House?

12/18/2013

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California Deadline To Cut Prison Population Extended Once Again

A panel of federal judges has extended California’s deadline to cut its prison population to about 110,000 inmates until April 18, 2014.

12/11/2013

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Study Attributes Boost In Property Crime To State Prison Realignment

Auto theft increased significantly in California and other property crimes also rose after the state began an initiative resulting in more inmates being released early.

12/10/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown’s Approval Rating Reaches New High, Poll Finds

Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval rating has reached a new high as he considers seeking re-election next year.

12/05/2013

Neel Kashkari. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former Bailout Boss Weighs Run For California Governor

Neel Kashkari, the son of Indian immigrants, is considering entering next year’s campaign as the third Republican challenger to Gov. Jerry Brown,

12/04/2013

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

Phil Matier: California’s Lawmakers Get A Pay Raise

California state lawmakers are receiving more in their pay checks, as a raise went into effect on Monday. The California Citizens Compensation Commission approved the increase of more than five percent back in June.

12/02/2013

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State Lawmakers Getting A Raise

California lawmakers and statewide elected officials will have a little extra cash in their pockets this holiday season, as their paychecks rise by more than 5 percent starting Sunday.

11/29/2013

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