Articles Tagged With ‘Jerry Brown’




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SLO County coalition rallies against state gas tax

A coalition of conservative-leaning San Luis Obispo County groups rallied in downtown SLO on Monday against the state of California’s new gas tax law. The rally held outside the county courthouse launched a local effort within a statewide signature drive... (Continue reading)

California voters oppose gas tax hike

California voters are overwhelming opposed to the gas tax hike that is set to take effect later this year, according a poll released by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS). The results of the poll indicate 58 percent... (Continue reading)

Lawmaker files initiative to repeal California gas tax

California voters may have a say on the gas tax increase that Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law. Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) filed an initiative on Friday that calls for the repeal of SB 1, the gas tax... (Continue reading)

California to work with foreign countries on climate change policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)



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