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San Jose Largest City In State To Face Mandatory Water Rationing With Monthly Allotments

San Jose residents face mandatory water rationing with monthly allotments and the possibility of penalties if they go over their allowed amount as soon as mid-June.

05/12/2015

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Jerry Brown Tells Water Plan Critics: ‘Shut Up, Because You Don’t Know What The Hell You’re Talking About’

Gov. Jerry Brown is taking a blunt approach with critics of his $15 million plan to build twin tunnels to send water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

05/06/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Regulators Approve Unprecedented Water Cutbacks Up To 36%

California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.

05/06/2015

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Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive Order

Governor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent’s most ambitious climate change law.

04/29/2015

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

Gov. Jerry Brown Proposes $10,000 Fines For Egregious Water Wasters During Drought

Governor Jerry Brown met with most of California’s big city mayors Tuesday to discuss the drought in the State Capitol and to announce a plan to slap water wasters with much stiffer fines.

04/28/2015

(Photo via "Stop punishing California Residents"/Elias C.)

Change.org Petition Aims To Shame California Lawmakers Into Finding New Water Sources

There’s nothing subtle about the latest petition demanding that California politicians solve the state’s water crisis.

04/21/2015

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

Gov. Brown Releases Emails From Personal Account In Wake Of Hillary Clinton Controversy

Gov. Jerry Brown has taken the unusual step of releasing his personal e-mails, releasing 113 pages sent from his personal account to his staff.

04/03/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought Is History Repeating Itself; 4th Drought Since 1976

You’ve heard the bad news about California’s drought before. Gov. Jerry Brown created a drought emergency task force – in March of 1977 during Brown’s first stint as governor.

03/30/2015

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Governor Brown, Lt. Governor Newsom Using Personal Email For Government Business

Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other top elected officials in California acknowledge using personal email accounts to conduct government business, and it’s not clear if their private exchanges are retained as public records or subject to disclosure.

03/30/2015

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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

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