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Politics Jerry Brown

  • LOS ANGELES, April 28- California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday a bill to raise gasoline taxes and other transportation-related fees for the first time in decades in an ambitious $52 billion plan to repair the state's long-neglected roads and bridges. The measure will increase excise taxes on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon, from the current...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 28- California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Friday a bill to raise gasoline taxes and other transportation-related fees for the first time in decades in an ambitious $52 billion plan to repair the state's long-neglected roads and bridges. The measure, increasing excise taxes on gasoline by 12 cents per gallon, from the current rate...

  • LOS ANGELES— California is trying to get control of its unruly medical marijuana industry. Jerry Brown seeks to square the recreational pot law with the rules for medical marijuana. Hezekiah Allen, president of the California Growers Association, an industry group, called the draft rules "a major step toward a well-regulated cannabis industry."

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California lawmakers pushed forward Wednesday with a proposal that would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by replacing insurance companies with government-funded health care for everyone. The idea known as single-payer health care has long been popular on the left and is getting a new look...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. That allowed Brown to lift most stipulations of an emergency order he implemented in January 2014, about two years after...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. That allowed Brown to lift most stipulations of an emergency order he implemented in January 2014, about two years after...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. That allowed Brown to lift most stipulations of an emergency order he implemented in January 2014, about two years after...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 7- One of the worst droughts in California history has officially ended, Governor Jerry Brown declared on Friday, but not before it strained the state's farm economy and threatened water supplies for millions of residents. That allowed Brown to lift most stipulations of an emergency order he implemented in January 2014, about two years after...

  • RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 24- California on Friday challenged the Trump administration's approach to car pollution, approving standards that the White House said still need review and setting up a potential face-off between federal and state regulators. California Governor Jerry Brown and other state officials have vowed to lead the defense of...

  • But California sees things differently. California plans to move ahead with tougher car pollution rules for 2022-2025, which the administration of former Democratic President Barack Obama hastily approved before Trump took office. The clash between California and the Trump administration could lead to one set of standards in California and at least a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 1- California's carbon market generated little interest from buyers at last month's permit auction, results released on Wednesday showed, raising concern about the program's ability to deliver funding for projects like the state's bullet train. California along with its carbon market partner Quebec sold 18 percent of the over 65...

  • 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...

  • Government gridlock

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

  • 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...