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Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals
Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals

SACRAMENTO — Four years after calling for "courage and sacrifice" to dig California out of the depths of recession, Jerry Brown begins an unprecedented fourth term as governor Monday amid an economic rebound that has delivered near-record job growth and a state budget surplus. Ironically, those good fortunes are among many forces that could undercut, or certainly test, the Democratic governor's ability to accomplish a series of goals that have been years in the making. Brown has pledged to avoid the temptation of launching costly new programs and to march forward on those already underway: building a bullet-train network, retooling state waterworks, reducing carbon...

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