California Allows Farmers Market Vendors To Offer Beer TastingGov. Jerry Brown's office announced Tuesday he's signed a bill legalizing beer tasting at farmers markets. It's the latest in a string of California laws making markets in the nation's agricultural heartland more booze-friendly.
California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccination Bill; Legislation Headed To GovernorA controversial bill that makes it harder for parents to opt out of childhood vaccinations faces one more vote in the state legislature Monday before California’s Gov. Brown weighs in.
Gov. Brown, Lawmakers Agree On $115.4 Billion California BudgetGov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Tuesday announced a $115.4 billion budget that sends billions of dollars more to public schools and universities in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and boosts spending on social welfare programs that legislative leaders have made a priority.
Californians Decrease Water Use By 13.5% In Month Of April As Drought ContinuesCalifornians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by decreasing their water use 13.5 percent in April.
California Democrats And Republicans Could Agree To Hike Gas TaxCalifornia's $59 billion backlog of roadway maintenance projects has Governor Jerry Brown fed up and seeking to raise the state’s gas tax, which hasn't been increased since the early '90s.
San Quentin's Death Row Is Running Out Of RoomSan Quentin’s Death Row is home to some of the state’s most notorious criminals, but the prison may be running out of room for them, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to ask for millions of dollars to pay for more cells.
'President Of California,' Death To Gays, Ban On Eating Shellfish Among Ballot Initiatives Awaiting Official Processing From Attorney GeneralIn the land of direct democracy, anyone with $200 can get just about anything approved for signature gathering, and anyone with enough signatures can get their idea on the ballot for a vote, and this year, one of those items would declare a "president of California."
Gov. Brown Forgets To Endorse San Francisco Mayor Lee For Reelection; Returns To Stage, Makes It OfficialCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown endorsed San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for reelection at a business conference, but he missed his opportunity to do so during his speech.
San Jose Largest City In State To Face Mandatory Water Rationing With Monthly AllotmentsSan 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.
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.
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.
Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive OrderGovernor 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.
Gov. Jerry Brown Proposes $10,000 Fines For Egregious Water Wasters During DroughtGovernor 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.
Change.org Petition Aims To Shame California Lawmakers Into Finding New Water SourcesThere's nothing subtle about the latest petition demanding that California politicians solve the state's water crisis.
Gov. Brown Releases Emails From Personal Account In Wake Of Hillary Clinton ControversyGov. Jerry Brown has taken the unusual step of releasing his personal e-mails, releasing 113 pages sent from his personal account to his staff.