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Gov Jerry Brown

Brown signs transgender-student bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker […]

08/12/2013

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A dozen Calif. leaders will revamp imperiled parks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group of California business, education and nonprofit leaders have agreed to help revamp the state parks system in an effort to restore confidence and financial stability to an institution rocked […]

08/06/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

Poll: Californians OK with Brown ahead of election, want more state action on climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll shows that Gov. Jerry Brown has a record high 54 percent approval rating with California voters before he heads into a likely re-election campaign next year. But the […]

07/31/2013

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California finds too few inmates for early release

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration says in a court filing that the state is falling far short of meeting a demand from federal judges to find thousands of inmates who could be […]

07/19/2013

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More than 12,000 Calif. inmates on hunger strike

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The number of California inmates participating in a hunger strike has dropped sharply, four days into the protest over prison conditions. California corrections officials say more than 12,400 prison inmates have […]

07/12/2013

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CalPERS delays releasing pensioners’ data online

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest public pension fund says it will delay posting pensioners’ data online in response to a push to restrict the amount of information that is released to the public. […]

07/10/2013

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California state workers approve union pact

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Members of California’s largest public employee union have overwhelmingly approved a three-year contract with Gov. Jerry Brown. The Sacramento Bee reports SEIU Local 1000 announced Tuesday that 90 percent of […]

07/09/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

California resurgent under Brown, but spending still a worry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown is drawing praise for his political maneuvering in closing a $25 billion budget deficit and restoring some of California’s financial luster. The state’s credit rating is rebounding and […]

07/05/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

Transgender rights bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – State lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require California’s public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join […]

07/04/2013

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Senate approves public records amendment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The state Senate has approved a constitutional amendment that would guarantee the public’s right to inspect local government public records while shifting the cost away from the state budget. The amendment […]

07/03/2013

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