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Jerry Brown

  1. criminal justice reform
    California Abolishes Cash Bail Despite Criticism From Left and RightSome conservatives warn abolishing cash bail will cause a crime wave, while some liberals fear judges will just lock defendants up with no recourse.
  2. Trump Throws Word Salads at California Wildfire CrisisTrump seems to be expressing solidarity with anti-environmental California Republicans like his friend Devin Nunes, who thinks rivers are an outrage.
  3. The Bill for the Ballot Battle Over California Gas Tax Could Reach $75 MillionOn one side of Prop. 6 is the California GOP, and on the other side unions, construction companies, and local governments.
  4. Californians Will Be Voting on a Wild Array of Ballot Initiatives in NovemberFrom repeal of a controversial gas-tax increase to a mandate for cage-free eggs, other issues will compete with candidates for money and attention.
  5. Franklin Graham Invades ‘Godless’ CaliforniaIn the state where Billy Graham built his national reputation, Franklin Graham has embraced the Christian right activism his father rejected.
  6. Higher Gas Prices a Headache for GOP — Except in CaliforniaIf gasoline prices stay high, Democrats will use that against the GOP. But in California, a GOP-backed gas-tax-repeal initiative changes everything.
  7. California’s Governor Calls EPA Chief ‘Outlaw Pruitt’Jerry Brown intensifies his war of words — and lawsuits — with the Trump administration.
  8. California GOP Hopes Gas Tax Repeal Will Drive Voters to the PollsWith a Democratic wave building for 2018, Golden State Republicans are banking on a ballot initiative to repeal a controversial gas tax increase.
  9. Jerry Brown and Jeff Sessions Exchange Fiery Words Over ImmigrationSessions made a point of attacking California leaders in California, and Brown made a point of saying the administration is “full of liars.”
  10. natural disasters
    California Governor on Wildfires: ‘This Is the New Normal’And, as if climate change wasn’t a big enough problem, the GOP tax cuts also pose a threat to disaster victims.
  11. Will New York and California Take the Plunge on Single-Payer Health Care?With the national debate in chaos, big blue states might just go it alone on socialized health insurance.
  12. California Democrats Aren’t As Crazy As They SoundAfter a confab marked by a disputed chair election, protests, and obscene chants, it’s easy to overestimate the party’s problems.
  13. Exhibiting the Art of the Deal, Jerry Brown Gets His Infrastructure Bill PassedAs Trump’s infrastructure package struggles for life, California Democrats enacted theirs on a tight schedule with a few timely deals.
  14. Is California Really Going to Secede?There’s a real movement afoot to make the Golden State its own golden republic. At very least, it will galvanize opposition to the Trump regime.
  15. Burying a Hatchet, Jerry Brown Endorses Hillary ClintonThe California governor warns against precisely the kind of bitter-end primary campaign he waged against Bill Clinton in 1992.
  16. California’s Radical College-Sex-Law ExperimentThe dangers of “affirmative consent.”
  17. The Governor of California Is Wagering Rice Cakes on the Stanley Cup FinalPolitician sports bets get lamer.
  18. A Wildfire Could Take San Francisco Off the GridGovernor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency.
  19. Celebrity Settings
    Jerry Brown Likes Hot Italian in Emeryville; Mandy Patinkin Dines at Universal
  20. Jerry Brown
    Governor Jerry Brown Loves Burrito KingHe stopped by this week for a machaca burrito, doing his part to balance the budget.
  21. Beer Me
    Gov. Jerry Brown Boosts Legitimacy of Barrel-Aged BeerThe governor signed a law that clarifies it’s beer, not a distilled spirit.
  22. California Has a Genius Plan for Solving Its Budget CrisisIt involves a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
  23. Mediavore
    Jerry Brown Frees Food Stamps From Finger Print Scans; The Five Best IPAsThe Governor eradicates some of the tougher requirements for food stamp users.
  24. Food Politics
    California’s ‘Food Deserts’ Get Help From the StatePoor neighborhoods need plums too.
  25. Booze You Can Use
    Jerry Brown Says Yes to Sangria, Infused VodkaThe ABC will finally allow you to steep some lemon peels in your Stoli.
  26. Jerry Brown Signs Gay History Law Into EffectCalifornia public schools will be required to teach gay history.
  27. Governor Brown Says Yes to Affirmative Action in California UniversitiesWants to overturn voter-approved ban.
  28. California Assembly Passes Bill Requiring Gay History’s Inclusion in TextbooksIt’s now in the hands of Jerry Brown.
  29. Celebrity Settings
    Rob Lowe Dines at Elite Café; Jerry Brown Drops In at Rudy’sAlso, Ted Kennedy Jr. was at Prospect.
  30. The Presidential Palate
    The President Meets and Eats With Clooney, Katzenberg, and Spielberg at TavernThe President welcome heavy-weight Hollywood players to a benefit dinner last night.
  31. California Senate Passes Bill Requiring Teaching of Gay History in Public SchoolsThe bill is heading to the State Assembly.
  32. Mediavore
    Jerry Brown Serves Inaugural Hot Dogs; President Obama Signing More Food SafetyForget shrimp, the new governor is showing considerable restraint when it comes to catering.
  33. A Bad Night for Silicon Valley Millionaires, a Good One for Old-School California DemsCalifornia opts for two candidates with government pedigrees as deep as they come.
  34. The Midterm Snapshot: November 1A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
  35. Talk Box: What’s So Wrong With Negative Ads?Plus, Rachel Maddow denounces Sharron Angle’s classy effort to link Harry Reid with scary-looking people who aren’t white, on our regular cable-news roundup.
  36. The Midterm Snapshot: October 25A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
  37. Cross-Dressing Korean Bassist Rocks the California Gubernatorial RaceA tweet gone amazingly awry.
  38. When Meg Whitman’s the Alternative, Even Former Foes Can Hug It OutBill embraces Jerry.
  39. The Midterm Snapshot: October 14A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
  40. The Midterm Snapshot: October 13A look at where the race for Congress stands today.
  41. Lawsuits
    Jerry Brown Wrongly Implicates Koi In Car Wash Scandal“I would have hoped that the head legal officer of this State would not jump to conclusions on a basis of guilt by association,” says a representative of the restaurant.
  42. Was the Unidentified ‘Whore’ Whisperer Jerry Brown’s Wife?Okay, so maybe it was more of a squeal than a whisper.
  43. Always Hang Up the Phone Completely Before Calling Someone a WhoreCalifornia gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown has learned this the hard way.
  44. Lawsuits
    At The Car Wash: Koi Owners NOT Being Sued For Worker ExploitationAttorney General Jerry Brown rails against the restaurant’s flashy image and yellowtail tartare.
  45. No Hard FeelingsBill Clinton endorses Jerry Brown, despite the Lewinsky jokes.
  46. California Governor Race Between Jerry Brown and Bill Clinton Getting HeatedWait, is Meg Whitman in this race? No?
  47. They’re Already Making Nazi Comparisons in CaliforniaThe California gubernatorial race is going to be fantastic.