Governor Jerry Brown says he’s glad to see it’s finally raining in the Bay Area, but this series of storms won’t do much to ease California’s drought.
Federal officials say many farmers caught in California’s drought will receive no irrigation water this year from a vast system of rivers, canals and reservoirs interlacing the state.
Gov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers are proposing to spend $687 million to help drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, once a strong supporter of California’s high-speed rail project, says he has changed his mind and no longer backs it.
Gov. Jerry Brown visited California’s drought-stricken agricultural heartland on Wednesday and called on Republicans and Democrats in Congress to strike a compromise that will benefit the region and nation.
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.
Federal judges are giving California two more years to meet a court-ordered inmate population cap.
The liability, which has been building for years, is at least $71 billion.
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.
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.