Articles Tagged With ‘Jerry Brown’




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California to work with foreign countries on climate change policy

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California Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders in the state Legislature are vowing to go around the incoming Trump administration and work directly with other nations and states in order to defend and strengthen California’s climate change policies. [New York Times]... (Continue reading)

CalPERS lowers investment forecasts, liabilities to increase

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) has decided to lower its discount rate from 7.5 percent to 7.0 percent, which will cause pension costs to rise for state and local government agencies. CalPERS’s discount rate is... (Continue reading)

California mandates single-user bathrooms become gender-neutral

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California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into a law a bill whose author, a San Francisco Democrat, describes as the “nation’s most inclusive restroom access law.” The new law requires all businesses and public facilities that have single-user restrooms to place... (Continue reading)

Jerry Brown vetoes reimbursement bill for San Bernardino responders

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California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Sunday that would have required the state to fully reimburse local agencies that responded to the December terrorist attack in San Bernardino. The bill had unanimously passed both the State Assembly and Senate.... (Continue reading)

Governor Brown declares state of emergency for SLO County

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Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Monday for San Luis Obispo County because of the Chimney Fire. The blaze has burned 5,400 acres, destroyed 12 homes, damaged 20 structures and caused the evacuation of residents. It is 10... (Continue reading)

Prosecutor sworn in as new San Luis Obispo judge

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Former San Luis Obispo County prosecutor Craig Van Rooyen was sworn in Friday as a SLO County Superior Court judge. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Van Rooyen to the bench in late June. Van Rooyen had served as a deputy district... (Continue reading)

California governor denies parole to youngest Manson follower

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has denied parole to a female follower of Charles Manson who was 19 years old at the time of the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. Leslie Van Houten previously admitted she stabbed Rosemary LaBianca... (Continue reading)

California may spend $10 million on earthquake warning system

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has reversed course and proposed allocating $10 million in state funds toward an earthquake early warning system that federal government scientists and university researchers are developing. United States Geological Survey officials say the state funds would... (Continue reading)

California to relax water conservation rules

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Local agencies in California may soon be allowed to relax or even eliminate water conservation mandates imposed on them by the state. However, Gov. Jerry Brown is also ordering that some water conservation rules become permanent statewide. [LA Times] Last... (Continue reading)

California raises smoking age to 21

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The legal smoking age in California is increasing from 18 to 21 following Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign a package of bills into law on Wednesday. The same goes for the legal vaping age, as e-cigarettes will now be... (Continue reading)



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