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Politics Jerry Brown

  • 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...

  • 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...

  •  Mom and Pop shop business, small business

    California is poised to join a handful of states that offer a retirement plan to people who don't have one at work.

  • California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures as he answers a reporter's question concerning his revised 2016-17 state budget plan released May 13, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif.

    California's economy is on fire but the state's finances are another story and the governor is warning of a slowdown or recession down the road.

  • Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 in San Francisco.

    Rental platform Airbnb and the SEIU, one of the nation's largest labor unions, are in talks for a potential alliance.

  • California Gov. Jerry Brown

    It would be America's highest state minimum wage.

  • Placards during demonstration for higher wages in Chicago.

    California legislators and labor unions reached a tentative deal to raise the state's minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour, a state senator said.

  • A sign indicates stepped up presence of Los Angeles police officers where many people have left their homes because of a massive natural-gas leak in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of the of the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, on December 22, 2015.

    Called an "environmental disaster," it could be months before the rupture is fixed. NBC News reports.

  • Police officers conduct a manhunt after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California December 2, 2015.

    Officials said it was likely Syed Farooq and a woman described as his fiancee were involved in the attack on a San Bernardino facility.

  • Gov. Jerry Brown's oil research on own ranch

    Governor Jerry Brown had state workers research, map and report back on any oil drilling potential for his private family land.

  • Obamacare California

    There were sharp decreases among uninsured people in Texas and California, but the rate among Hispanics continues to be relatively high.