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Brown under fire for property dealings

Brown under fire for property dealings

Brown warns climate fight will cost trillions, disrupt lifestyle

Brown warns climate fight will cost trillions, disrupt lifestyle

Governor Jerry Brown revives redevelopment agencies

Governor Jerry Brown revives redevelopment agencies

. Redevelopment is back in California. Four years after Governor Jerry Brown led the effort to eliminate redevelopment agencies, the governor has changed his mind, signing legislation to restore the controversial institutions and their power to use eminent domain. Earlier this month, Gov. Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 2, which grants local governments the power […]

October 7th Deadline for Governor Brown and Comments on Assisted Suicide

October 7th Deadline for Governor Brown and Comments on Assisted Suicide

California Governor Jerry Brown has until Wednesday, October 7th to veto or sign AB2x 15 (Eggman) – a bill that permits physician assisted (prescribed) suicide. Thousands of Californians have sent letters, made phone calls and participated in rallies across California asking Governor Brown to VETO assisted suicide. At any point from now until next Wednesday […]

Government transparency effort faces union backlash

Government transparency effort faces union backlash

School districts seek help with pension bailout costs

School districts seek help with pension bailout costs

By Chris Reed . The bailout of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System enacted last year requires a 70 percent increase in pension contributions from school districts, a 20 percent increase from the state general fund and a 10 percent increase in teacher contributions. When the phased-in increases are complete in 2020-21, CalSTRS will get […]

CalChamber plans another successful year of defeating “job killer” bills

CalChamber plans another successful year of defeating “job killer” bills

By John Hrabe Sacramento’s been taking care of business. Last week, viagra 40mg the California Chamber of Commerce, known simply as CalChamber, announced a preliminary draft of its “job killer” bills, an annual list of proposed legislation that will hurt the state’s business community and economic competitiveness. Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com This year’s […]

Unions central to Brown’s infrastructure plans

Unions central to Brown’s infrastructure plans

By James Poulos Faced with a restive constituency disgruntled by drought, salve Gov. Jerry Brown has moved to execute on his plans for California infrastructure — a boon to labor unions, but a point of contention for his political adversaries. Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com Train trouble As the Los Angeles Times reported, trade workers […]

Plastic Bag Ban–with Massive Tax Increase–Sits on Brown’s Desk

Plastic Bag Ban–with Massive Tax Increase–Sits on Brown’s Desk

By Jon Fleischman On January 9, at a press conference in the State Capitol introducing his FY 2014-15 budget, Governor Jerry Brown said, “There will be no new taxes for the foreseeable future.” Could it be that we have reached the unforeseen future with the delivery by the California legislature of Senate Bill 270, the […]

Jerry Brown, Enemy of the State

Jerry Brown, Enemy of the State

      By Michael Greer Jerry Brown betrays his oath of office, the rule of law, his state, and the country, and, yet, he will, no doubt, be re-elected. It is hard for me to accept this. Last week, with the President of Mexico smiling by his side, Brown declared that all illegal immigrants […]

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