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  • Jerry Brown: Affluent Families 'Not Producing' Children

    08/12/2014 8:49:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 73 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/11/2014 | Penny Starr
    “I don't know what the affluent families are doing,” Brown said. “They're not producing or something, because half the kids in schools are from low-income families.” At the conference, held in San Diego, Calif., in late June, Brown said California had addressed the fact that millions of children in the state’s school do not speak English. You have to do more to be able to create that opportunity and that pathway for those families that are not having that same skill of speaking English as others,” Brown said. “It’s pretty amazing,” Brown said. “I don't know what the affluent families...
  • Jerry Brown Passes Buck on Troubled New Bay Bridge

    08/10/2014 7:14:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    "Who is responsible for the Bay Bridge?" I asked California Gov. Jerry Brown at a San Francisco Chronicle editorial board meeting in May. Before Brown's 2010 election victory, which made him the boss of all Caltrans, Brown was the mayor of Oakland whose political posturing helped delay the retrofit of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, made necessary after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake knocked down a chunk of the span. It took 24 years and $5 billion more than the original budget for the state to complete the $6.4 billion span. Before the new span even opened, the...
  • California governor denies parole to Manson follower Davis

    08/09/2014 9:36:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2014 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – Gov. Jerry Brown reversed a parole board and denied on Friday the release of a former Charles Manson follower who served more than 43 years in prison. It was the third time a California governor denied the release of Bruce Davis, 71, a member of the murderous Manson Family who was convicted in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea.
  • Jerry Brown urges ‘religious call ... to welcome the stranger’ in border crisis

    07/29/2014 9:28:54 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 44 replies
    Capitol Alert ^ | Jul. 28, 2014 | David Siders
    MEXICO CITY – Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Monday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s ordering of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to address the surge in border crossings is misguided, urging politicians instead to heed the “religious call … to welcome the stranger” in addressing the crisis. “This is a human problem, and it has been the religious call of all religions to welcome the stranger, and it’s in that spirit that I believe the clergy can call the United States, Mexico and all the players to perhaps a higher response than might otherwise happen,” Brown said on the...
  • California governor signs bill replacing words 'husband' and 'wife' in state law

    07/07/2014 3:57:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 7, 2014 | AP/FoxNews
    The terms “husband” and “wife” have been deleted from California’s marriage law under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The terms will be replaced with “spouse” to accommodate same-sex marriage, which became legal in the state last year after the Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved ban on it. SB1306, the bill signed Monday by Brown, takes effect Jan. 1 and reflects the legality of gay marriage after a decade of litigation. The law also removes limits on recognizing same-sex marriages performed out of state.
  • Charles Manson Granted Parole [HOAX]

    06/05/2014 7:04:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Empire News ^ | June 4, 2014 | Aaron Smith
    Charles Manson Granted Parole Corcoran, California – One of the most famous killers in the American prison system will be walking free. On Tuesday Charles Manson, who is now 79 years old, was granted parole by the California Board of Parole and authorized by California Governor Jerry Brown. According to California Board of Parole Hearings Commissioner John Peck, prison overcrowding forced the prison board to re-evaluate prisoners that are elderly or those with serious illnesses. In February a panel of federal judges ordered California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) two more years to reduce chronic prison overcrowding that has cost the...
  • Where's my CA state tax refund? (Vanity)

    05/27/2014 3:20:25 PM PDT · by Sergio · 21 replies
    Myself | 5/27/2014 | Sergio
    Anyone having issues with their California state tax refund.
  • Jerry Brown: ‘LAX Must Be Moved Due to Rising Seas From Global Warming’

    05/17/2014 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 77 replies
    IJreview ^ | 5/16/2014 | Michael Hausam
    California Governor Jerry Brown released his state budget earlier this week and had some strong warnings about future cost impacts due to the effects of global warming. According to some scientists, over the next couple of hundred years, sea levels could rise up to four feet and that will affect the airports in Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as the nuclear plant in San Onofre.
  • RECORD-HIGH 60% OF CALIFORNIANS SAY THEY PAY TOO MUCH TAX

    04/13/2014 1:28:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/13/2014 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Ahead of the April 15 tax deadline, a record-high 60% of Californians say that they pay "much more" or "somewhat more" in taxes than they should, according to a recent survey by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) (and noted by John Seiler of Calwatchdog.org and Stephen Frank of CApoliticalnews.com). However, as PPIC Mark Baldassare notes at Fox&Hounds, Californians still believe that the answer is to tax wealthy earners or corporations more--not to reform and broaden the current tax system. The PPIC survey, which was conducted in March among 1,702 adults, notes: While about half of Californians view the...
  • Banks Play Ball with Government to Hand Over Your Assets

    04/06/2014 11:31:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Four years ago, I wrote a column about how the state of California had passed a law to make retailers turn over any unused gift cards to the State after a set period. The law did not consider any effects on the retailer; just the fact that California was grubbing for new revenue flows and once greedy politicians see a target they can devise any rationale for why the money or new tax should be placed into their coffers. The column also explored how the State was taking money from unclaimed bank assets as if it were another revenue...
  • Hollywood Losing Movies and Jobs Due to Tax Incentives

    03/22/2014 4:14:07 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 28 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    It appears that Hollywood is in a lot of trouble, not to mention California as a whole. California offers a paltry amount of tax incentives for filming within the state as opposed to most other states or even a number of countries. In fact, California's tax incentive program for the film and television industry currently stands at $100 million annually while New York's program is at $420 million. Some states don't even have a cap. What this means is that Hollywood is fleeing Tinsletown to film out of state, which is costing California billions of dollars and tens of thousands...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Gov. Brown Sign Pro-Business Pact in Silicon Valley

    03/06/2014 11:43:39 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 | Martha Mendoza
    The Israeli prime minister is also expected to share his thoughts on water conservation.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown. During a meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, the two emphasized their joint interests in cybersecurity, energy sources and water conservation, and suggested Israel -- an arid country with a growing population -- might be able to help California cope with its ongoing drought. "California doesn't need to have a water problem,'' Netanyahu said. "Israel has no water...
  • Netanyahu, Gov. Brown Sign Pro-Business Pact

    03/05/2014 5:16:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    ap ^ | March 5, 2014 3:57 PM
    During a meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, the two emphasized their joint interests in cybersecurity, energy sources and water conservation, and suggested Israel — an arid country with a growing population — might be able to help California cope with its ongoing drought. “California doesn’t need to have a water problem,” Netanyahu said. “Israel has no water problems because we are the number one recyclers of waste water, we stop water leaks, we use drip irrigation and desalination.” Brown said he would welcome their ideas. “Israel has demonstrated how efficient a country can be, and there...
  • The Fracking Fight Goes Way Left

    11/17/2013 10:59:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2013 | Marita Noon
    The fight against hydraulic fracturing has recently ratcheted up. On November 5, one town in Ohio and three in Colorado, passed ballot measures designed to ban or temporarily halt hydraulic fracturing—the brief (3-5 day) phase, often referred to as “fracking”—that is essential to the advanced oil-and-gas extraction processes that have given America the lead in global energy production. A fourth Colorado town awaits a recount. Initial election results showed the moratorium in Broomfield, Co—failed by 13 votes. However, on November 13, after all the overseas, military, provisional and other outstanding ballots were counted, it had passed by 17 votes. A...
  • Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Sweeping Pro-Choice Bill Into Law

    10/11/2013 7:44:02 AM PDT · by James R. Aist · 59 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | October 10, 2013 | Michael Gryboski
    As many states look to curb abortion access and further regulate the practice, California's government has decided to take the opposite route. Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that dramatically expands abortion access in California, allowing for non-physicians such as nurses to perform the abortion procedure.
  • Jerry Brown Risks Being Swept Up in Leftward Tide (Isn't he already there?)

    10/13/2013 7:40:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    To some outside California, Gov. Jerry Brown always will be kooky Gov. Moonbeam, no matter what he does. To California Democrats, however, Brown is the political mastermind who persuaded voters to approve a ballot measure to increase taxes -- no small feat, considering that 65 percent of voters rejected a similar measure by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009. The increased revenue and an improving economy lifted Sacramento out of its habitual shortfalls. To some Sacramento Republicans who fought Brown's efforts to put the tax increases before the voters, Dao Gov has become an object of worship. They call Brown...
  • Brown signs bill to allow children more than two legal parents

    10/12/2013 3:52:43 PM PDT · by celmak · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/4/2013 | Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family.
  • Lawless Taxation: Heard the one about the five-year retroactive tax increase? [California]

    09/01/2013 8:19:17 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | August 30, 2013
    California imposed a huge retroactive income tax increase last year, but some 2,500 small business owners are learning that once is never enough for Sacramento. The state now wants to hit them with a retroactive levy going back to 2008, to the tune of $120 million or more. California has since 1993 let investors cut their capital-gains tax in half if they invest in qualified state businesses. But late last year the state Court of Appeal ruled that the tax break violates the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause by discriminating against out-of-state firms. Instead of simply ending the tax incentive going...
  • The California Non-Comeback

    08/02/2013 1:31:33 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 11 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 8-2-13 | Ben Wilterdink
    An old adage cautions, “if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Such is the case with the now famous, “California Comeback.” Faced with a large budget deficit, California passed tax increases on the wealthy, balanced the budget, generated a massive surplus and seemingly solved the state’s fiscal woes. The problem? In the surplus claim, California only counts revenues that will go into the $96.3 billion budget this fiscal year. This is an increase of $9.3 billion from just two years ago. However, the state’s unfunded pension liability debt is not calculated into the budget. There are...
  • CONTROVERSIAL CALIFORNIA BILL EXEMPTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS FROM SEX ABUSE LAWSUITS

    07/10/2013 12:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7-10-2013
    California Senate Bill 131, which is ostensibly about protecting victims of child sex abuse, forces private schools to defend claims of sexual abuse as far back as 40 years ago, but exempts public schools from such claims. Because of the Democratic super-majorities in both houses of California, there is no way to stop the passage of the bill. As Valerie Schmalz wrote in Catholic San Francisco: The California state Senate narrowly approved a waiver of the statute of limitations for child sex abuse damage lawsuits – a bill that could have a devastating effect on nonprofits including Catholic Charities and...
  • California lawmakers pass bill to allow transgender students to pick which restrooms they use

    07/04/2013 8:51:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/3/13 | ap
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – State lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require California's public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity instead of their chromosomes. ~~SNIP~~ The bill would give youths the right "to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities" based on their self-perception, regardless of their birth gender.
  • Judges Order California Governor to Release 10,000 Inmates

    06/21/2013 8:11:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 21 June 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 20, a three judge panel ordered California to reduce its prison population by 10,000 persons. California has been under court order to reduce its prison population since 2009. According to Reuters, the panel criticized California's slow approach to dealing with their prison overcrowding and threatened to hold Gov. Jerry Brown in contempt if he does not act on their order quickly. Brown argued that he lacks the authority to carry out the court's orders. State law makers said they are working on legislation to change that. Brown is seeking a stay of the court's order.
  • Study: CA High-Speed Rail Will Lose $124-$373 Million A Year

    04/13/2013 11:59:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    Breitbart - Reason Foundation ^ | 13 Apr 2013 | Wynton Hall
    the California High-Speed Rail System will saddle taxpayers with losses between $124 million to $373 million a year. Exaggerated ridership estimates and slower-than-promised trip speeds make the California bullet train project a big financial loser for taxpayers... ... The [California High-Speed Rail Authority’s] financing assertions are virtual fantasy
  • CA Crime Skyrockets in Wake of Brown's Prison Release Plan [Brown kills poor to raise taxes]

    04/11/2013 8:29:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 11 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    In 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law California Assembly Bill 109, a piece of legislation designed to relieve overcrowded prisons in accordance with a Supreme Court decision. AB 109 enshrined “realignment” into law – a plan to place supposedly “non-violent, non-serious, and non-sex offenders” in county jails rather than state prisons. In other words, local governments were handed the problem of prisoners the state didn’t want to hold. On January 8, 2013, Brown said, “we’ve gone from serious constitutional problems to one of the finest prison systems in the United States.”
  • Judges threaten Gov. Jerry Brown with contempt of court

    04/13/2013 11:27:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Chris Megerian
    A panel of federal judges Thursday threatened to hold Gov. Jerry Brown and other state officials in contempt of court if they do not quickly produce a plan to remove thousands of convicts from California's packed prisons. In a blistering 71-page ruling, the jurists rejected Brown's bid to end restrictions they imposed on crowding in the lockups. The state cannot maintain inmate numbers that violate orders intended to eliminate dangerous conditions behind bars, they said. Brown and other officials "will not be allowed to continue to violate the requirements of the Constitution of the United States," the judges wrote... The...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Reports of shooting at Taft High School [CA]

    01/10/2013 10:06:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 117 replies
    WGET ^ | 1/10/13
    At least two people were shot at Taft High School Thursday morning. It happened at about 9 a.m. and as of 9:30, students had been evacuated to the football field and there were reports one person was in custody. Details were still sketchy at 9:45 a.m. but the Sheriff's Department has confirmed a shooter is in custody and at least two people have been wounded. Hall Ambulance dispatched three ambulances and a medevac helicopter.
  • (Crashing & Burning) CA FIELD POLL: Tax Neasure Support Drops Below 50 Percent

    11/01/2012 10:41:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | 01 November 2012 | JIM MILLER
    FIELD POLL: Tax measure support drops below 50 percent SACRAMENTO – A new Field Poll shows that support for Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax-increase ballot measure has dipped below 50 percent for the first time this year, with the initiative’s fate hinging on supporters’ ability to win over undecided voters. Today’s Field Poll shows that 48 percent of voters support Prop. 30 and 38 percent oppose it. Fourteen percent of voters are undecided. In mid-September, 51 percent of voters backed Prop. 30 and 36 percent opposed it, with 13 percent undecided. The survey found a sharp decline in support for Prop....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, Democratic leaders seek common ground on budget cuts

    06/11/2012 9:40:35 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/11/12 | Kevin Yamamura
    Democratic lawmakers have vowed all spring to fight spending cuts to programs that serve the poorest Californians, including welfare-to-work and Cal Grant scholarships. In a Capitol where fiscal maneuvers have flourished in recent years, Gov. Jerry Brown says he wants real cuts to health and welfare programs because the state cannot afford what it provides. Facing a Friday deadline to pass a balanced budget, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg are meeting with Brown behind closed doors to find middle ground. Deal or no deal, it is nearly certain that lawmakers will send the...
  • California budget process has reverted to secrecy

    06/11/2012 9:44:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 6/11/12 | Dan Walters
    As the Capitol churns toward Friday's deadline for a new state budget, the macro-issues are well known, such as whether health, welfare and child care services should be slashed by billions of dollars to close the deficit. There are, however, other aspects of the annual budget wrangle that go largely unnoticed, such as the march into secrecy – or, more accurately, sneakiness. For decades, a few key legislators drafted the entire budget in secrecy with virtually no public exposure or input, but about 40 years ago, there was an internal revolt because one powerful senator had loaded up the budget...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown proclaims June 2012 LGBT Pride Month

    06/03/2012 4:36:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    sfexaminer.com ^ | June 3, 2012
    As San Francisco and other Bay Area cities prepare for gay pride celebrations this month, Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation Saturday declaring June 2012 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. In a statement issued Saturday, the governor called June 28, 1969 a “historic turning point” — a day when LGBT citizens in New York City resisted police harassment stemming from discriminatory laws during the Stonewall Riots. He noted that “California has been a leader in advancing the rights of its LGBT citizens”, including a San Francisco federal appeals court’s February ruling that found Prop 8, California’s ban on...
  • Jerry Brown struggles on three fronts on state budget

    05/23/2012 7:18:17 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/23/12 | Dan Walters
    As the state budget's deficit widens, Gov. Jerry Brown is being thrust into a three-front political battle. He must not only persuade voters to pass his sales and income tax package, but, implicitly, persuade them to reject a rival tax measure just for schools. Meanwhile, Brown is pressing liberal Democratic legislators to ignore their political DNA by making deeper cuts in health and welfare programs, not only to close the deficit but to bolster appeals to voters for new taxes. "It's not easy," Brown told hundreds of business and civic figures gathered Tuesday in Sacramento for the annual Host Breakfast....
  • If You Live In California Things Just Got A Whole Lot Worse

    05/20/2012 7:02:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 05/18/2012 | Michael Snyder
    Why does the state of California seem to be so incredibly hopeless? These days California can't seem to do anything right, and if you live in California things just got a whole lot worse. Governor Brown has announced that the state budget deficit for this year is going to be much larger than projected, that more government services are going to be cut and that voters are going to vote on another round of tax increases in November. Meanwhile, unemployment is sitting at 11 percent and extended federal unemployment benefits for workers in the state are ending. Because California...
  • How Gov. Brown Ruined California in His First Term

    05/15/2012 8:06:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | Mike Editorial
    California, like Greece is perpetually in fiscal trouble. Overoptimistic revenue forecasts coupled with spending $2 billion more than expected has California in a deep hole. Governor Jerry Brown has the same non-solution as ever, hike taxes. Brown wants a "temporary" (as in seven years) tax hike. Given we all know there are no such things as temporary tax hikes in California (seven years is permanent enough in the first place), and also given the California school budget needs an axe, I say let him. Please consider California deficit has soared to $16 billion, Gov. Jerry Brown says Gov. Jerry Brown...
  • Jerry Brown criticizes 'political lemmings' of climate change

    12/15/2011 3:39:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 12/15/11 | David Siders
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Gov. Jerry Brown railed this morning against politicians who doubt climate change, calling "political lemmings" the chief obstacle in combating global warming. "The main thing we have to deal with in climate change is the skepticism, the denial and the cult-like behavior of the political lemmings that would take us over the cliff," Brown said at a high-profile conference on climate change at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The Democratic governor said climate change has lengthened the state's fire season and quickened its snowmelt, affecting agriculture and taxing public infrastructure. He acknowledged that Californians...
  • Jerry Brown counting on the 1 percent to save California

    12/10/2011 6:08:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Orange County California ^ | 12/10/2010 | Brian Calle
    Governor Brown wants to raise rates on the highest earners, who already pay nearly half of all income taxes and whose incomes can fluctuate wildly. California's budget is in a constant state of peril or, perhaps more accurately, a budgetary inferno, because of, as Gov. Jerry Brown accurately noted in his recent Open Letter to the People of California, "years of failing to match spending with tax revenues as budget gimmicks instead of honest budgeting became the norm." Ironically Brown's new proposal to raise tax revenue employs same old approach to extract additional dollars from Californians rather than make tough,...
  • Gov.-Jerry-Brown-implores-California-voters-Please-raise-taxes-on-yourself

    12/06/2011 11:57:45 AM PST · by bibletruth · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday proposed a ballot initiative that would ask Californians to raise taxes on themselves. Facing huge deficits despite $10 billion in budget cuts last year, California needs new tax dollars in order to avoid catastrophic cuts to schools and government services for the elderly, Governor Brown said.
  • About Michael Savage and the large number of Savage bashers on FR

    08/01/2011 11:17:42 AM PDT · by Strk321 · 76 replies
    I notice that many of you complain he doesn't do enough full three hour shows lately. He did have some apparent contract disputes recently (but on a recent show, he said that he had a new contract). However, I also remember back to an ‘09 show where he went ballistic on an idiot caller and had to go to a doctor afterwards because of a shooting pain in his neck. IMO, that event may have had a pretty significant impact on him and perhaps he’s reduced his workload a bit out of concern he’s going to give himself a stroke...
  • FReep a Poll:What should Gov. Brown do on the budget now (CA)?

    06/27/2011 10:06:08 AM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 15 replies
    SFGate (San Francisco Chronicle) ^ | June 27, 2011 | SFGate (San Francisco Chronicle)
    Poll asks: What should Gov. Brown do on the budget now (CA)? Formulate one with all cuts, no taxes, Continue to hold out for tax extensions, Propose one that's balanced over two years, Compromise with Republicans on pensions.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Compares California to Egypt in State of the State Address

    02/01/2011 5:06:33 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Gov. Jerry Brown Compares California to Egypt in State of the State Address Published February 01, 2011 | FoxNews.com Newly elected Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday blasted opponents of his plan to reduce California's massive deficit by comparing their opposition to a referendum on proposed tax increases to oppression in Egypt and Tunisia. "When democratic ideals and calls for the right to vote are stirring the imagination of young people in Egypt and Tunisia and other parts of the world, we in California can't say now is the time to block a vote of the people," the Democrat said in...
  • Iowahawk: Ship of Fools

    01/20/2011 2:26:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Iowahawk | January 20, 2011 | David Burge
    ...As you may have read recently, a panel of 100 scientists is now warning that the state of California faces the risk of severe “superstorms” that could inflict more that $400 billion in economic damages to our state economy... In anticipation of such a catastrophic event, I will soon begin seeking $75 billion in emergency supplementary appropriations from the California Assembly and federal sources for the construction of the California SuperArk... Continued
  • Pot Advocates Have High Hopes For Jerry Brown In Gubernatorial Race

    08/12/2010 5:50:06 AM PDT · by Mojave · 65 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Aug. 11 2010 | Dennis Romero,
    ​Medical marijuana advocates who want to end the practice of eliminating job candidates and firing employees who use pot with a doctor's okay have high hopes that gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown will get elected and sign a law that stops the practices. In 2008 the legislature passed a bill that would have done just that, but it was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The California Supreme Court ruled previously that's it's okay to eliminate candidates and fire employees who use pot, even if they have a doctor's recommendation under the state's medical marijuana law. The only way to change that...
  • CA Whitman: Primary Voters Had a Right To Know About Settlement

    06/27/2010 8:51:56 AM PDT · by upchuck · 39 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 27, 2010 | Debra J. Saunders
    Did GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman shove an employee when she was CEO of eBay -- resulting in a $200,000 settlement for the employee? Well, she did tell the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that she "physically guided" eBay employee Young Mi Kim "out of the conference room into a hallway." Shortly after Whitman won the GOP primary, The New York Times cited "multiple" unnamed sources to support a report that on June 1, 2007, Whitman and Kim had some sort of spat. According to the story, while there were no witnesses to the event, Kim told "at least one...
  • CALIFORNIA: AG's office questions legality of Assembly budget borrowing

    06/17/2010 6:21:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 345+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 6/17/10 | Jim Sanders
    In 2004, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger barnstormed around the state for Proposition 58, using an oversized credit card as a prop and vowing that it was time for the state to "tear up its credit card." Now Attorney General Jerry Brown has concluded that Assembly Democrats' plan to borrow billions to help ease the state's $19.1 billion deficit could be deemed illegal under that ballot measure if challenged in court. "We conclude that a court could reasonably determine that the proposed transaction violates Proposition 58," the attorney general's office said in a letter to Schwarzenegger's legal affairs secretary. Assembly Speaker John...
  • Jerry Brown: Meg Whitman is like Goebbels for having political ambitions, or something

    06/11/2010 11:27:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies · 969+ views
    Hotair ^ | 06/11/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    KCBS reporter Doug Sovern almost literally ran into gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown while on a jog in Oakland earlier this week, and the chance encounter gives people a glimpse of why Brown earned the sobriquet “Governor Moonbeam” in his previous two terms from 27 years ago. Sovern asked Brown about Meg Whitman’s campaign to best him for his old job, and Brown engaged in a bizarre, hypocritical rant that wound up with Brown comparing Whitman to Nazi propaganda minister Josef Goebbels: I asked him if he intended to debate Meg Whitman, once she locked up the Republican nomination for governor...
  • Jerry Brown to Calif. GOP rivals: Debate me now

    04/17/2010 12:51:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies · 581+ views
    AP - Google ^ | April 17, 2010 | Michael R. Blood
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown on Saturday challenged his potential GOP rivals to an unprecedented bipartisan debate before the state's June primary,
  • University 'welcomes' AG's probe into Palin contract

    04/15/2010 3:19:00 PM PDT · by legalwatch · 24 replies · 810+ views
    The president of California State University Stanislaus says he "welcomes" an investigation of the campus's foundation by Attorney General Jerry Brown. The attorney general's probe stems from Sarah Palin's scheduled appearance at a university fundraiser this summer, and the fees that the California State University Stanislaus Foundation is paying the former Alaska governor to attend.
  • Palin's undisclosed fee to attend college fundraiser sparks probe

    04/09/2010 12:49:53 PM PDT · by legalwatch · 31 replies · 1,303+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 4-9-09 | Chris Rizo
    California Attorney General Jerry Brown is investigating the secret financial arrangements behind Sarah Palin's scheduled appearance at a state university fundraiser this summer, officials said.
  • Can Jerry Brown shed 'Gov. Moonbeam' label?

    03/03/2010 11:44:34 AM PST · by SmithL · 35 replies · 743+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/3/10 | Carla Marinucci,Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writers
    Democrat Jerry Brown, at 71 years old, is offering himself to California voters as the pragmatic, moderate and mature gubernatorial candidate with the experience to bring the state back from the brink of disaster. But with four decades in public service and a reputation as a political chameleon, the attorney general must try to shake the one word that critics have aimed at him for the past 35 years: "Moonbeam." Moments after Brown, who was governor from 1975 to 1983, delivered a three-minute video Tuesday announcing his candidacy, his GOP opponents began reviving memories of the nickname as shorthand for...
  • Jerry Brown: California needs a governor with knowledge (Paler shades of MoonBeam ,, the sequel)

    03/02/2010 12:16:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 550+ views
    SaC bee ^ | 3/2/10 | Jack Chang
    Attorney General Jerry Brown made it official this morning that he's running for California governor, putting to rest months of speculation about his political intentions. Brown, who served two terms as governor from 1975 to 1983, said in an online video posted on his Web site, "At this stage of my life, I'm prepared to focus on nothing else but fixing this state I love." He pledged in the video that under his leadership, "there will be no new taxes unless you the people vote for them." He also said the state could not take a risk on "an outsider...
  • Brown to announce gubernatorial bid Tuesday

    03/01/2010 5:04:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 361+ views
    cnn.com ^ | March 1, 2010 | Jessica Yellin
    (CNN) – California Attorney General Jerry Brown plans to announce Tuesday that he's entering the race to be his state's next governor, three sources confirm to CNN. If elected, this would be the second time around for Brown, who served two terms as California Governor from 1975-1983. Already Brown has amassed at least a $12 million dollar war chest and he has attracted the support of big Hollywood kingmakers; David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg are among those who have publicly endorsed him. So far no other big name Democrats are in the race; San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom,...