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California Governor Jerry Brown (C) is applauded by Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (2-R) and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (R) before delivering the State of the State address at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento, California. One month after taking office, Gov. Brown delivered the State of the State address to a joint session of the California State legislature. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown, Lt. Gov. Newsom Among Lawmakers Warned Of Ethics Violations

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.

02/11/2014

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Federal Judges Grant California 2-More Years To Reduce Prison Populations

Federal judges are giving California two more years to meet a court-ordered inmate population cap.

02/10/2014

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Phil Matier: State Assembly To Tackle Teacher Pension Fund Shortfall

The liability, which has been building for years, is at least $71 billion.

01/31/2014

Jerry Brown Campaign Appearance

Poll Finds Strong Majorities Approve Gov. Brown, Budget Plan

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.

01/29/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (R) delivers the State of the State address as Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L) looks on at the California State Capitol on January 31, 2011 in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Democratic Shakeup At State House Will Benefit Gov. Brown

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.

01/24/2014

Gov. Jerry Brown is sending 18 emergency specialists to assist with the mudslide in Washington State. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Cites California Resurgence, Uncertainties In State Of State Address

Gov. Jerry Brown has delivered a dual message in his annual address to the Legislature—that a California resurgence is well under way but also is threatened by economic and environmental uncertainties.

01/22/2014

A sign on a farm trailer reading 'Food grows where water flows,' hangs over dry, cracked mud at the edge of a farm April 16, 2009 near Buttonwillow, California. Central Valley farmers and farm workers are suffering through the third year of the worsening California drought with extreme water shortages and job losses. The office of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger predicts Central Valley farm losses of $325 million to $477 million and total losses for crop production and related business to be between $440 and $644 million. Central Valley is expected to lose 16,200 to 23,700 full-time jobs and food prices are expected to rise nationwide. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Declares California Drought Emergency In SF Visit

Gov. Jerry Brown Friday proclaimed a drought state of emergency in what is expected to be the driest year on record in California.

01/17/2014

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

Phil Matier: Gov. Brown Expected To Make Drought Declaration Friday

Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to make a major announcement in San Francisco on Friday morning, with multiple reports claiming he will declare a drought emergency in California.

01/16/2014

Abel Maldonado. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former Lt. Gov. Maldonado Drops GOP Bid For California Governor

Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado has abandoned his long-shot GOP bid for governor of California, as he floundered for support and campaign cash.

01/16/2014

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

Brown Calls For New Education Funding, Rainy Day Fund In Budget Proposal

A robust economic recovery and surging revenue propelled by voter-approved tax increases has sent California’s general fund spending to a record high, but Gov. Jerry Brown is pledging a somber approach to the windfall.

01/09/2014

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