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Politics Jerry Brown

  • Although there is little movement on Capitol Hill to make Trump's infrastructure vow a reality, governors have sent the White House a list of 428 projects they say are ready to go with some extra federal spending. Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown has asked for $120 billion, saying that since the state made up 12 percent of the U.S. economy it deserves 12...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— The Latest on a ruling to block a California law that allows entertainment professionals to force a website to remove their ages.:. A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a California law that allows actors and other entertainment professionals to force a popular industry website to remove their ages. Jerry Brown signed in September was...

  • Government gridlock

    Congress approved two bills that would overturn a Labor Department rule to increase access to government-administered IRAs.

  • Evacuees from city's surrounding the Oroville Dam line up for dinner at a shelter Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, in Chico, Calif.

    Evacuated people must stay away from homes near Lake Oroville as officials race to repair a dam before more rains arrive Thursday.

  • Another battle over savings plans is brewing. This time, lawmakers are pushing back against programs that offer IRAs to private-sector workers.

  • Jan 23- California's three biggest utilities plan to spend $1 billion to speed the electrification of vehicles, from transit buses to forklifts, in a statewide effort to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, regulatory filings show. Utilities Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas& Electric and San Diego Gas& Electric filed their plans late last week with the...

  • Donald Trump

    While Trump will inherit a generally strong economy, the recovery in state finances is losing steam.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 29- A lawyer with deep experience fighting climate change will lead California's Department of Justice until the next attorney general takes office, as the state and several others vow to combat global warming despite skepticism from President-elect Donald Trump. Current California Attorney General Kamala Harris was elected to the U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has fought President Barack Obama's measures to curb climate change at every turn as attorney general of Oklahoma. That is because a little-used law called the Congressional Review Act allows Congress to erase such' midnight' rules with a simple majority vote,...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 5- Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump's conservative populist agenda. "Immigrants are a part of California's history, our culture, and our society," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump's calls to deport...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 5- Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump's conservative populist agenda. "Immigrants are a part of California's history, our culture, and our society," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump's calls to deport...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 5- Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump's conservative populist agenda. "Immigrants are a part of California's history, our culture, and our society," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump's calls to deport...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec 5- Lawmakers in Democrat-controlled California are already laying the groundwork to fight President-elect Donald Trump's conservative populist agenda. "Immigrants are a part of California's history, our culture, and our society," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump's calls to deport...

  • *Former VP to lead 24- hour climate action broadcast Dec. 5-6. OSLO, Dec 4- U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are likely to fall irrespective of the pro-coal policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who may still surprise the world by embracing global action to limit climate change, former vice president Al Gore said. Gore, a climate activist who will lead a 24- hour...

  • Incoming President Donald Trump and other key Republicans who will be running Congress have been critical of the U.S. central bank and could pose a threat to its hallowed independence from political interference. In September, Trump accused Fed Chair Janet Yellen of keeping interest rates low to make President Obama look good. Representative Jeb Hensarling,...

  • Nov 8- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors said on Tuesday it would vote on Nov. 9 on a motion calling on California Governor Jerry Brown to continue restricting natural gas injection into Southern California Gas's Aliso Canyon storage facility. The motion asks that injection be halted until California's Public Utilities Commission completes a...

  • Oct 28- The court-appointed trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff's firm said on Friday he has reached a settlement with the family of late Beverly Hills money manager Stanley Chais that will provide more than $277 million to victims of Madoff's Ponzi scheme. A separate $15 million fund will pay claims by California investors, resolving litigation by that...

  • California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation last week launching the state's Secure Choice plan- a government-sponsored retirement savings vehicle that would be offered to employees of most companies that do not have their own workplace retirement plan. California is the seventh state to enact a plan, and it will be the largest by far in the nation.

  • Sept 19- California on Monday moved to restrict air pollutants from sources as diverse as diesel trucks and cow flatulence, the latest of several efforts in the most populous U.S. state to reduce emissions leading to climate change. Under a bill signed Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, the state will cut emissions of methane from dairy cows and other...

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 12- California will become the first U.S. state to require farmers to pay overtime to field workers and fruit pickers under a bill signed on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. It will make California the first state to require overtime for farmworkers who work more than eight hours per day. California employs an estimated 800,000...