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Where does Jerry Brown stand on ethics reforms?
Where does Jerry Brown stand on ethics reforms?

One thumb up for Gov. Jerry Brown. And the other thumb down. The governor signed a bill inserting a smidgen of sense in California's oft-abused ballot initiative system. Excellent. But he vetoed legislation imposing sensible ethics rules on Capitol politicians. What was he thinking? I'm thinking Brown has always been a better political reformer out of office than in. And I'm not the only one who thinks that. "He's not the reformer he was 40 years ago," says Bob Stern, who back then co-wrote the California political reform act that helped propel Brown into the governor's office during the Watergate era. "Then he was seeking the governorship. Now...

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