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Tequila is among the gifts received by Gov. Jerry Brown
Tequila is among the gifts received by Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown collected just under $4,000 in gifts last year, including $200 in tequila from the president of Mexico, according to a state report released Monday. The Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, visited Sacramento in August, a few weeks after Brown was in Mexico City. The California Chamber of Commerce’s foundation covered the $2,291.05 cost of the governor’s trip, the single-largest gift from last year. Most of Brown’s gifts were meals, including dinners from Theranos, a Palo Alto health technology company, and the Berggruen Institute on Governance, a think tank founded by billionaire investor Nicolas Berggruen. The governor’s investments...

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