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California Spending $975 Less Per K-12 Students Than National Average Despite Improved Rankings

California is spending much more on schools since the passage of Governor Brown’s temporary tax increase, Proposition 30, but is likely to slip back toward the bottom once those higher taxes expire.

03/24/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir  on January 28, 2014 in San Jose. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown, Lawmakers To Announce Emergency Drought-Relief Package

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders are set to announce emergency drought-relief legislation as California enters its fourth consecutive dry year.

03/19/2015

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Sees No Harm In Fracking; California Report Suggest Otherwise

A new report suggests that fracking operations in California produce highly contaminate wastewater. Despite the evidence, Gov. Brown still supports the process.

03/10/2015

Janet Napolitano (r) (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Record Number of UC Applicants; Napolitano-Brown Rift Leaves Allowed Enrollments Unclear

University of California admissions officers are sifting through a record number of applications, but it’s still unclear exactly how many new students can enroll.

03/02/2015

Plastic grocery bags are piled into a grocery cart. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Enough Signatures Gathered To Put Referendum On California’s Plastic-Bag Ban On 2016 Ballot

The secretary of state’s office says a referendum seeking to repeal California’s statewide ban on plastic bags has qualified for the November 2016 ballot.

02/24/2015

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom give remarks after being sworn in as the 49th Lt. Governor of California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gavin Newsom Positioning Self As Pro-Pot Candidate For California Governor

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom joined us live in studio to talk up his efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of California. Earlier this week he announced he’ll run for governor in 2018.

02/13/2015

Mayor Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom Says He’s Running For Governor In 2018

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will begin raising money to run for California governor in 2018.

02/11/2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

WWE Inducts Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Into Hall of Fame

Not many Governors can say they were inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame…

01/26/2015

University Of California Board Votes On Napolitano Becoming President

UC Board Of Regents Recommend Gov. Brown and Janet Napolitano Form 2-Person Advisory Committee

The University of California’s long range planning committee recommended the formation of a select advisory committee consisting only of Gov. Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano on the cost structure of the university in San Francisco on Wednesday.

01/21/2015

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Small Fire On Grounds Of California Governor’s Mansion Deemed Suspicious

State fire officials are investigating a small-but-suspicious fire that broke out on the grounds of the California governor’s mansion.

01/19/2015

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