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  • California, at Forefront of Climate Fight, Won’t Back Down to Trump

    12/27/2016 5:25:02 PM PST · by KingofZion · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2016 | Henry Fountain
    Foreign governments concerned about climate change may soon be spending more time dealing with Sacramento than Washington. President-elect Donald J. Trump has packed his cabinet with nominees who dispute the science of global warming. He has signaled he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. He has belittled the notion of global warming and attacked policies intended to combat it. But California — a state that has for 50 years been a leader in environmental advocacy — is about to step unto the breach. In a show of defiance, Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and legislative leaders...
  • LAO: California can weather a mild recession. But Trump? TBD

    11/17/2016 2:06:03 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    In issuing its annual survey of state finances, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office has affirmed the wisdom of Gov. Jerry Brown’s push for Proposition 2, the 2014 ballot measure that amended the California Constitution to create a sizable rainy-day fund and set aside money when revenue is free-flowing for use when it dries up. The LAO estimates that if California’s economy continues its modest growth and new spending commitments are not made, the state will end the 2017-18 fiscal year with $11.5 billion in total reserves. Of that amount, $8.7 billion can be used only for future budget emergencies. The...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown sells his Oakland home for a loss

    08/02/2016 2:51:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Gov. Jerry Brown is no longer an Oakland homeowner. The governor and First Lady Anne Gust Brown closed on the sale of their Oakland Hills home last week, completing the journey that began late last year when the first couple moved into the historic governor's mansion in Sacramento. The real estate website Curbed San Francisco reported on Monday that the 4,147-square-foot home closed on July 30 with a sale price of $2.375 million. That's less than the Browns were asking for the home when it went on the market in April, and also slightly less than they reportedly paid for...
  • Babylon 5 Creator J. Michael Straczynski On the Death of Jerry Doyle (Epic Times founder)

    07/30/2016 11:31:19 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 53 replies
    Epic Times ^ | Jul 28, 2016 | J. Michael Straczynski
    When it came to politics, Jerry Doyle and I disagreed on, well, pretty much everything. Politically, Jerry was just to the right of Attila the Hun. There is a line in Babylon 5 where his character, Michael Garibaldi, suggests that the way to deal with crime is to go from electric chairs to electric bleachers. That line is quintessential Jerry Doyle. I say this with confidence because I overheard him saying it at lunch then stole it for the show. Despite our differences, when Jerry ran for congress as a Republican not long after Babylon 5 ended, I donated to...
  • Success of Jerry Brown, and California, Offers Lesson to National Democrats

    05/31/2016 1:05:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    SACRAMENTO — When Bernie Sanders held a rally at an outdoor stadium here the other night, more than 15,000 people turned out in a display of cheering, chanting, singing and cartwheels. Gov. Jerry Brown, the state’s most prominent Democrat, was not there, but he might as well have been. Mr. Sanders’s speech was replete with the kind of to-the-barricades flourishes that have long been part of Mr. Brown’s campaign language. “The political establishment is getting nervous,” Mr. Sanders said. “The corporate establishment is getting nervous. And they should be nervous. Because real change is coming.” As the Democratic presidential primary...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's sledgehammer fix to California's housing crisis

    05/27/2016 8:40:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Gov. Jerry Brown’s solution to California’s affordable housing crisis is to build, build, build, and not let local politics get in the way. Earlier this month, the governor introduced a bill under which proposed urban housing developments that meet local zoning requirements and reserve some portion of their units for low-income residents would be exempted from any additional environmental or local government review. The governor’s theory is that neighborhood opponents and other parochial interests have consistently blocked or downsized badly needed development projects, leading to a housing crisis in which California's major cities are increasingly unaffordable for most of its...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's new budget must answer some tough questions

    05/13/2016 8:42:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Every May, governors revise their state budget plans and send a final proposal to the Legislature, a process that's designed to ensure that lawmakers use the most current information on the economy and tax revenues. And it's the economy that will likely take center stage in Friday morning's unveiling of Gov. Jerry Brown's new budget. Revenues collected from personal income taxes missed their target in April by about $1 billion, according to one preliminary analysis. At the same time, Democrats in the Legislature have urged Brown to do more to fund programs for struggling California families . How the governor...
  • Jerry Brown raises California smoking age to 21, tightens vaping rules

    05/05/2016 11:11:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday enacted California’s most significant new tobacco regulations in decades, signing laws that will place tight restrictions on use of the increasingly popular e-cigarette and make California the second state to raise its smoking age to 21. Brown signed five closely watched bills, which will also expand smoking restrictions in the workplace and on school properties. California now joins jurisdictions like Hawaii, New York City and San Francisco that have bumped the tobacco-buying age to 21 in an effort to block young people’s route to obtaining tobacco. But Brown vetoed one measure that would have allowed...
  • Patterson, Declining to Run for Commission, Knocks Trump (in 2014 he knocked Nativist Axis) (TX)

    01/05/2016 3:42:20 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Dec. 14, 2015 | Jim Malewitz
    Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is not running for state railroad commissioner, and he suggests that Donald Trump has something to do with that. Patterson was one of several high-profile Republicans flirting late last week with a bid for David Porter’s open seat on the three-member Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates oil and gas production. But he removed himself from that discussion on Monday, saying he “has better things to do,” in a statement that also expressed disdain for Trump’s presidential ambitions.
  • Jerry Brown to Environmentalist Water Tunnel Critics: ‘Shut Up’

    05/07/2015 5:48:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/7/15 | Daniel Nussbaum
    California Gov. Jerry Brown had some sharp words for environmentalist critics of his proposed Sacramento River water tunnels. On Wednesday, Brown told critics of his $15 billion plan to “shut up, because you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about,” according to the AP. Brown’s office told Sacramento Bee blog Capitol Alert that the governor’s remarks were made in “jest.” But the sharp rebuke highlights the tension surrounding the pricey project, which would send water from the northern part of the state south by using a pair of underground water tunnels to divert water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin River...
  • Sanctuary State: California Now Lets Illegals Practice Law, Get Licenses, Bars ICE Enforcement

    01/02/2014 7:37:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-02-2014 | John Urban
    With the new year comes new insane laws from California, making it officially America's Sanctuary State -- treating illegal aliens who broke the law to enter the U.S. as well as law-abiding citizens, protecting illegals from deportation, and putting public safety at grave risk. In October, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), signed eight bills handing special rights to illegal aliens. The controversial legislation includes allowing illegal alien obtain driver's licenses, preventing employers from denying jobs based on "immigration status", and barring state and local law enforcement from detaining illegal aliens when directed by ICE, DHS or Border Patrol. The legislation claims that...
  • Morgan: Obama and Jerry Jones -- they have a lot in common [Gadzooks!]

    11/16/2013 5:18:50 AM PST · by Bender2 · 15 replies
    Corsicana Daily Sun ^ | November 15, 2013 | Ron Morgan
    Morgan: Obama and Jerry Jones -- they have a lot in common By Ron Morgan Corsicana Daily Sun Corsicana — Conventional wisdom would dictate that there couldn’t be any two more polar opposites than Jerry Jones and President Obama, wouldn’t you say? I mean, how much more white could a man be than to be a native of Arkansas who has spent the majority of his life reciting something like, “Soooweee Pigs!”? Jerry lives in Highland Park, which is about as Caucasian a city as there is on the face of the earth. President Obama is a native of Hawaii...
  • Dismissed Zimmerman juror escorted from courthouse after trespassing (E7 - Jerry P. Counelis)

    06/14/2013 1:30:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 6-14-2013 | Andrew Branca
    Potential juror previously had been caught posting on anti-Zimmerman Facebook page and was upset his name was reported in the media. Readers will recall the curious case of prospective juror E7 that occurred this past Wednesday, Zimmerman Prosp. Juror  E7: “no conclusions,” but posted on pro-Trayvon, anti-Zimmerman site containing threat against Zimmerman.That prospective juror since has been identified in the media as Jerry P. Counelis.Here is the message he posted on a Facebook page belonging to the “Coffee Party Progressives” which was the subject of court questioning:Counelis was dismissed from the jury pool for obvious reasons after he was confronted...
  • Kerry defends liberties, says Americans have "right to be stupid"

    02/26/2013 7:04:29 AM PST · by kevcol · 33 replies
    reuters ^ | Feb 26, 2013 | Arshad Mohammed
    "The reason is, that's freedom, freedom of speech. In American you have a right to be stupid - if you want to be," he said, prompting laughter. "And you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be. "And we tolerate it. We somehow make it through that. Now, I think that's a virtue. I think that's something worth fighting for," he added.
  • Jerry 'The King' Lawler collapses at WWE ringside

    09/11/2012 12:26:27 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 September 2012
    Wrestling legend and World Wrestling Entertainment announcer Jerry "The King" Lawler has been hospitalized after collapsing during a show in Montreal on Monday night, the show's producers announced. "Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during last night's broadcast of Monday Night Raw in Montreal," a statement on WWE's website said. "We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family." Lawler passed out at ringside and was given CPR in the locker room of the arena before being taken to a hospital, co-host Michael Cole...
  • Killer, due compassionate release, dies in prison

    06/04/2012 8:45:39 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 9 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Bob Egelko
    A convicted murderer who was granted "compassionate release" by state courts, so he could spend his final days with his family, died in prison last week as he was about to receive an order setting him free, his lawyer said. Carl Wade, 66, was serving a sentence of 32 years to life for the fatal shooting of a fellow woodcutter, John Karns, in Lake County in June 1986. The two men shared a trailer home and had a drunken argument and fistfight before the shooting. Wade was classified as disabled in 2007 with severe heart and lung diseases that left...
  • Penn State's Sex-abuse Scandal Far From Unique

    11/13/2011 9:14:37 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 46 replies
    The New American ^ | Friday, 11 November 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    The Penn State University sex-abuse scandal certainly seems unique. College-football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky (shown at left) could have been investigated as early as 1995 for abusing young boys, but instead was allowed to commit his crimes for another 10 years. School athletic director Tim Curley and senior vice president for business and finance Gary Schultz face charges of lying to a grand jury investigating Sandusky, and university president Graham Spanier has been fired. And even more headline-grabbing, famed head football coach Joe Paterno has also been discharged. While not accused of any criminally actionable behavior, the gridiron legend is...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown to propose California corporate tax changes

    08/25/2011 10:16:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/25/11 | Anthony York
    Sacramento-Gov. Jerry Brown has a new tax proposal to sell the Legislature: raise levies on some large out-of-state corporations in exchange for new sales-tax exemptions for companies who make products and hire people in California.Under a plan to be unveiled in Sacramento on Thursday, Brown will ask lawmakers to revert state sales tax formulas to the way they were computed before 2009. That would force many large companies that sell their goods in California, but do not employ many Californians, to pay more in sales taxes.The request was part of Brown's original budget plan that was rejected by lawmakers.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown sounds off on media, Republicans

    04/23/2011 10:45:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/23/11 | Marisa Lagos
    You may have already read in today's paper that Gov. Jerry Brown is pretty worked up over criticism of his recent contract deal with the prison guards union - so worked up, in fact, that he called us personally to sound off about the issue. As the story noted, Brown has faced some pushback from Republicans, but the piece didn't include the fact that some of the harshest criticism has come from the fourth estate, most notably the Sacramento Bee. An editorial in that paper criticized specific provisions of the contract -
  • Jerry Brown Fights the Laws of Economics…and California Loses

    04/13/2011 11:24:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 4/13/11 | Thomas Del Beccaro
    Politicians, being what they are, tend to have an inflated view of what they can do. Some claim to create jobs while others claim to raise taxes. In truth, they are limited to passing political laws. Once enacted, those laws run into the laws of economics – which have never been repealed and have been largely the same since the beginning of time. The results are often different than those intended – and so it is for Jerry Brown, whose policies fly in the face of economics and Californians are paying the price. Few can doubt the magnitude of the...