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Citing years of budget cuts to the state courts, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye unveiled her "Three Year Blueprint for a Fully Functioning Judicial Branch" at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif.,  Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Chief justice: Layoffs likely under Brown’s budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state’s courts would be so squeezed under Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget that it would be not just a fiscal problem but a civil rights problem, California’s chief justice warned this […]


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Calif. poised to implement school funding reform

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After months of sometimes angry debate, California education officials are set to take up rules this week aimed at making good on Gov. Jerry Brown’s promise to invest in the state’s […]


Gov. Jerry Brown at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento on Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Brown vows to start debate over teacher pensions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In Gov. Jerry Brown’s promise to start paying off California’s massive liabilities, the largest single unfunded debt will not be seeing any additional pay-down in the coming fiscal year. The unfunded liability for teachers’ pensions stands at more […]


Gov. Jerry Brown at a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento on Jan. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Critics unite against Brown’s bullet train funding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to redirect $250 million from California’s landmark effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and spend it instead on his beleaguered bullet train has renewed debate about the […]


California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks prior to signing a bill raising the California minimum wage in Los Angeles, Sept. 25, 2013.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Brown unveils California budget

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a state budget today that provides for new spending on schools, health care, social services and environmental programs as California reaps the benefits of an economic turnaround. […]


Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 - Downtown Los Angeles is seen in the distance through dry brush at Griffith Park. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

California marks 2013 as historically dry year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a large swath of California, 2013 is closing out as the driest year on record, marked by above-normal temperatures and thirsty reservoirs. While a drought has not been declared, some […]


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Governor pardons 42 in LA County cases

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man whose friend was killed as they were playing with a firearm that accidentally discharged was among 42 people pardoned today by Gov. Jerry Brown for crimes in Los Angeles […]


California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo)

Brown’s approval rating reaches new high

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval rating has reached a new high as he considers seeking re-election next year. A Field Poll released Thursday finds that nearly six of 10 registered voters […]


Actress Jennifer Garner (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Jennifer Garner promotes early childhood education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Jennifer Garner says education is “without a doubt the ticket out of poverty.” It’s that belief about the importance of schooling that brought the mother of three to Capitol Hill on […]


California Governor Jerry Brown (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California transgender law repeal will qualify

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Opponents of a new California law that gives transgender students certain rights say they have collected enough signatures for an initiative that would repeal the law. Frank Schubert, the political strategist […]


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Study: County approaches differ on prison reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A university study released Friday of how counties are spending $4.4 billion to implement Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison realignment law found that nearly 20 percent have fundamentally changed how they approach […]


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Garcetti appointed to Obama Climate Change Task Force

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – President Barack Obama today appointed Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to a task force overseeing federal efforts to guard against droughts, floods, wildfires and storms related to climate change. Garcetti will […]