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A more mature Gov. Brown has less to say in speeches, plenty to do
A more mature Gov. Brown has less to say in speeches, plenty to do

Maybe it's because he is a contrarian. But Gov. Jerry Brown doesn't go for conventional celebrating. Also, he now believes, why give two speeches when one will do just fine? Brown announced Monday that he'll combine his fourth-term inaugural address with his required annual State of the State speech. No two bites from essentially the same apple. And no elegant inaugural balls. No big-name concerts. Maybe a modest little gathering down at the state railroad museum, plugging his bullet train project. But no hitting up special interests to pay for an extravagant soiree. No tuxes, gowns and rear-kissing at swearing-in festivities. Well, amend that. There'll always...

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