Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Brown’

Dismal election turnout

Monday, December 15th, 2014
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The California Secretary of State's office just released figures showing the Nov. 4 election suffered the worst turnout rate ever. According to the Capitol Weekly summary: Less than a third of California’s eligible voters cast ballots on Nov. 4.... Of those who registered to vote, little better ...

Vacancies trigger 2015 state Senate elections

Friday, December 5th, 2014
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The Nov. 4 vote didn't end this election cycle, but sparked a new round. Three sitting state senators won seats in the U.S. House of Representatives: Sens. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Walnut Creek; Steve Knight, R-Antelope Valley; and Mimi Walters, R-Irvine. They will resign their positions in the st...

VIDEO: A CEO’s advice for Gov. Jerry Brown

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
VIDEO: A CEO’s advice for Gov. Jerry Brown

Innovation is at the core of California's identity. Now the Golden State needs to embrace innovation to build a better future. The CATO Institute's John Allison joins Brian Calle to discuss the right ways to reform the state, including privatizing education. ...

Gov. Brown thinks long with young CA high-court picks

Friday, November 28th, 2014
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Jerry Brown will be 80 when his fourth and final term as governor ends in 2018. But it's plain that he hopes to leave a mark on California life for 40 years after he's gone -- not with the bullet train but with his three young choices to the state Supreme Court. A Sacramento Bee editorial picks u...

Gov. Brown nominates Leondra Kruger to state Supreme Court

Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Governor Jerry Brown has nominated a U.S. Department of Justice official for a spot on the California Supreme Court. On Monday, Brown nominated Leondra R. Kruger, a Yale Law School graduate, to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Associate Justice Joyce L. Kennard, who left the court in ...

How Gov. Brown could ace Napolitano on U.C. tuition

Monday, November 24th, 2014
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As Chris Reed noted last week, U.C. President Janet Napolitano has another thing coming if she thinks she can push a huge U.C. tuition hike past Gov. Jerry Brown. L.A. Times columnist George Skelton just agreed in a column titled, "Gov. Jerry Brown has plenty of weapons to fight UC's Janet Napolita...

Jerry Brown about to annihilate UC president on tuition hikes

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Jerry Brown about to annihilate naif UC president on tuition hikes

Aficionados of California politics are going to be in for a fun exercise over the next month or two. Gov. Jerry Brown is absolutely going to annihilate UC President Janet Napolitano in their fight over her proposal to get UC regents to commit to five years of annual 5 percent tuition increases unles...

Bag ban repeal could reach 2016 ballot

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Looks like a repeal of Gov. Jerry Brown's ban on plastic bags in grocery stores could reach the 2016 ballot. Reported the Chronicle: SACRAMENTO — Plastic bag manufacturers have poured $2.7 million into efforts to overturn California’s statewide ban on plastic bags in the seven weeks since Gov. ...

Solar crash ramped up CA natural gas power

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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  Yesterday a problem struck California's electricity system that wasn't supposed to happen until at least 2015. Freak low-lying clouds at about 3 p.m. cut temperatures to only 68 degrees in Los Angeles and 64 in San Francisco, about 6 degrees below normal, increasing demand for electrici...

Suddenly, buzz is back for Brown 2016

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
NEW: Suddenly, buzz is back for Brown 2016

In just a handful of weeks, speculation has returned, and hype has built, around the idea of a Jerry Brown candidacy for president. From one perspective, he has succeeded so much in California politics that he has disqualified himself. As the soon-to-be four-time governor of one of the most in...