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  • Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up

    Readers concur, 'Six Californias' don't add up
    SACRAMENTO—Judging by your emails, many readers agree with me that a proposed ballot measure to split California into six states is crazy. "Ridiculous." "Laughable." Also, you concur that this bird will never fly. Not only would the plan need to...
  • California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge

    California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge
    SACRAMENTO — Soon after Jerry Brown was elected governor in 2010, he invited the state's top budget official, Ana Matosantos, to lunch at his office. He had just two months to prepare his first plan for tackling California's $26-billion deficit....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown grants 63 more pardons

    Gov. Jerry Brown grants 63 more pardons
    This post has been updated. See the note below for details. SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced pardons of 63 criminals on Friday, tying the clemency decisions to Good Friday. They follow 314 pardons released at Christmas and Easter...
  • Boston remembers, one year later: 'We are one community'

    Boston remembers, one year later: 'We are one community'
    BOSTON--It seems, at times, that nearly everyone in Boston knew someone who ran in last year's Boston Marathon, who watched it, or who responded to the bombs that went off at the finish line on Boylston Street. Many of those Bostonians returned to the...
  • Top-two primary might be bad for small-party candidates

    Top-two primary might be bad for small-party candidates
    When California voters decided to change the way the state's primary elections work, the move was cast as an effort to moderate a state Capitol gripped by polarization. If the top two vote-getters in a primary faced off against one another in November...
  • California needs a rainy-day fund that works

     California needs a rainy-day fund that works
    At Gov. Jerry Brown's request, lawmakers will start working next week on a rainy-day fund to better prepare the state for the inevitable next downturn. The fund is such a sensible idea that the state already has one: the Budget Stabilization Account,...
  • Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund

    Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund
    SACRAMENTO — Raising the stakes in his campaign to strengthen California's finances, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the state Legislature for next week to consider a new plan to save money and pay off state debt, an...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to focus attention on reserve-fund proposal

    Gov. Jerry Brown seeks to focus attention on reserve-fund proposal
    SACRAMENTO -- By calling a special session of the Legislature for later this month, Gov. Jerry Brown is hoping to focus attention on a key part of his budget proposal, the creation of a new reserve fund. In many ways, Brown's action on Wednesday is a...
  • Does new marijuana study back Gov. Brown's warning about pot smokers?

    Does new marijuana study back Gov. Brown's warning about pot smokers?
    Maybe Jerry Brown was more right about marijuana than folks gave him credit for -- at least if a new study on pot has merit. You may recall that California’s governor, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in March, had this to say...
  • Is Jeb Bush too old school for the new GOP?

     Is Jeb Bush too old school for the new GOP?
    Is Jeb Bush's moment over? Not in his mind. The former governor of Florida says he's considering a campaign to become his family's third president, even though he dreads "getting back into the vortex of the mud fight." But as enticing as it is for the...
  • Jerry Brown calls legislative special session to debate reserve plan

    Jerry Brown calls legislative special session to debate reserve plan
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a legislative special session to prod lawmakers to approve his proposal for creating a new reserve fund, which the governor says will insulate the state from the economic turbulence it's suffered in the...