California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Why Is Governor Brown Striking Down More Bills Compared To His First Term In Office?

Governor Jerry Brown has been busy in recent weeks signing and vetoing legislation. Political analyst Melissa Griffin Caen has more on his decisions.


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Gov. Brown Vetoes Diaper Changing Station Bills; Leaves It Up To Private Sector

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a pair of bills that would have made diaper changing stations available in both men’s and women’s restrooms.


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Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill Allowing Multiple Parents

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have let judges declare that some California children have more than two legal parents.


California Governor Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Explains Logic Of His 11th-Hour Bill Signings, Vetoes

Gov. Jerry Brown managed to both satisfy and frustrate just about everybody as he signed and vetoed hundreds of bills over the weekend.


UC Berkeley

Brown Vetoes Bill That Would Allow Schools To Consider Race In Admission Policies

Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a controversial bill that would have allowed public state universities to consider race as a relevant factor in their admission policies.


Workers cycle past the San Francisco Ferry Building

Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill To Expand Commuter Benefits

The bill was modeled after local ordinances already adopted in San Francisco, Berkeley and Richmond mandating that employers either subsidize workers’ carpool or public transit expenses, or provide bus service or other free transportation to work.


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Next Step In California Budget Debate Remains Unclear

With 10 days left before California starts a new fiscal year, Democratic and Republican lawmakers are looking to Gov. Jerry Brown for his next move. What that is, he’s not saying.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/20/2011

California Governor Jerry Brown

California Lawmakers Speculate Next Move Following Brown’s Budget Veto

Governor Brown’s unexpected veto on Thursday, California still does not have a budget and state lawmakers are scratching their heads about what to do next.


California Governor Jerry Brown

Brown’s Veto Could Spark ‘War’ Over California Budget

With lawmakers united only in their anger at Gov. Jerry Brown, the coming days and weeks won’t be pretty, experts predict.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/17/2011

California Governor Jerry Brown

Brown Vetoes California Budget Passed By Democrats

Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed the Democratic budget plan approved Wednesday in the Legislature, restarting talks over how to close California’s $9.6 billion deficit.