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Gov. Brown's inaugural speech continues his green, fiscal themes
Gov. Brown's inaugural speech continues his green, fiscal themes

SACRAMENTO — Marking a historic occasion with a simple, subdued ceremony, Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. called Monday for ambitious new environmental rules as he embarked on an unprecedented fourth term as California's governor. Brown delivered an inaugural address that drew on his family's deep roots in California, pledging to devote himself to problems that have dogged the state for generations. "We are at a crossroads," Brown said. "With big and important new programs now launched and the budget carefully balanced, the challenge is to build for the future, not steal from it." In addition to detailing a series of environmental goals for 2030, more than a...

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