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1 hr ago | Business Journal

Medi-Cal chief Toby Douglas stepping down

A Schwarzenegger appointee kept on by Gov. Jerry Brown , Douglas, 42, has held leadership positions at the California Department of Health Care Services since 2005. During his four years as director, Medi-Cal grew by 3.5 million new members to current enrollment of 11 million.

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3 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

California's groundwater law will get governor's OK Tuesday

Gov. Jerry Brown will sign a landmark measure Tuesday to regulate groundwater pumping, enacting the most significant California water law in nearly 50 years. The legislation would require local government officials to bring their groundwater basins up to sustainable levels.

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4 hrs ago | Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...

California Gov. Jerry Brown signs Teamster-sponsored bill to stop workplace abuse

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Teamsters celebrated as California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2053, a Local 2010-sponsored bill addressing workplace abuse, into law on this week, following months of Local 2010 members testifying and meeting with legislators.

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4 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown set to sign historic groundwater management legislation

As this year’s legislative session drew to a close, groundwater regulation – and whether California would become the last state in the West to implement oversight for drilling and pumping wells – emerged as one of the major policy issues. Driven by concerns over an increasing reliance on groundwater sources during the state’s severe drought, which has resulted in depleted aquifers, sinking land and damaged infrastructure, a package of bills establishing historic management of groundwater extraction flew through the Legislature.

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6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Superlawyer eyes education through a civil rights lens

David Boies, the superlawyer who chairs a group that is trying to overturn teacher tenure laws in New York and elsewhere, said Monday that his organization is not looking to take the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court - at least not in the short run. Boies, who helped lead the legal team that won a Supreme Court victory allowing same-sex marriages to resume in California, said his organization is focused on challenging tenure in state courts.

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10 hrs ago | JD Supra

Governor Signs Paid Sick Leave Law Bill Applicable to Public & Private Employers

Yesterday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the "Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014" . As of July 1, 2015, the new law requires both public and private employers, including private employers of any size and all political subdivisions of the state and municipalities, to provide paid sick leave to employees to care for themselves or a family member.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Daily Breeze

Gov. Jerry Brown awards Medal of Valor to 6 LAX police officers

Gov. Jerry Brown, and Attorney General Kamala Harris present the governor's Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Award on Monday to six Los Angeles International Airport Police Department officers who confronted a gunman at LAX Nov. 1. From left to rightare: Officer Daniel Yu, Officer Raymond Woods, Kamala Harris, Officer Brian Lopez, Officer David Lalicker, Officer Robert Pedregon, Sgt. Steve Zouzounis and Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Jerry Brown signs bill removing language of Prop. 187

State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, left, thanks Gov. Jerry Brown for his comments about about him during a ceremony honoring Steinberg, who is leaving the Senate due to term limits, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation repealing from California state law unenforceable provisions of Proposition 187, the 1994 initiative, later overturned by the courts, to restrict public services to undocumented immigrants.

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ABC News

State Sen. Wright Resigns After Voter Fraud Case

In this Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, Calif. State Sen. Rod Wright appears during a court hearing in Los Angeles.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Appellate court upholds $9 million furlough decision against Jerry Brown

A San Francisco appellate court has upheld a trial judge's decision that Gov. Jerry Brown wrongly furloughed thousands of state-government scientists and engineers three years ago. opens the possibility that some 16,000 state workers will receive a total $9 million in back wages, according to their unions' estimates, for time they were kept off work without pay for two days in May 2011.

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Hollywood Reporter

Gov. Jerry Brown to Sign Increased California Film/TV Incentive Law on Thursday

California Gov. Jerry Brown will be in Los Angeles Thursday morning for an official signing ceremony of the recently passed film TV tax incentive bill that provides $330 million a year in tax credits for five years beginning in July 2015. Mayor Eric Garcetti along with other government leaders, members of the guilds, unions and businesses who supported the legislation are expected to attend.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Jerry Brown calls Nevada's Tesla tax breaks 'California's benefit'

Less than 24 hours after Nevada lawmakers approved a package of tax incentives to persuade Tesla Motors Inc. to build a battery factory in that state, California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has been criticized for failing to get the factory, said Friday that "Nevada's tax breaks are California's benefit" if they put electric cars on California roads. "I just hope they can make the batteries come down 30 percent, because the only way we can really meet our electric car goals if the batteries are made cheaper," Brown told reporters after speaking in San Francisco.

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CNET News.com

Qualcomm: Snapdragon makes for more secure smartphone kill switch

Speaking to Recode , the US chipmaker's senior vice president Raj Talluri said there are many benefits to using not only software-based smartphone kill switches, but also implementing hardware options. By doing both, users circumvent the problem of a stolen handset simply being factory reset or flashed with new software to be issued to a new user.

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The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: Brown dons rose-tinted glasses for his look backward

Those entering old age – psychologically, not necessarily chronologically – often embrace rose-tinted nostalgia, a yearning for times past when, they believe, life was better. Jerry Brown, at 76 California's oldest-ever governor and seeking a fourth term, revealed that tendency in an interview with Bloomberg News as he recounted his efforts to establish a military-oriented charter school as mayor of Oakland.

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Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Cal State may become a transfer student only university

The California State University system faces an alarming future scenario of enrolling only transfer students from the state's community colleges and effectively turning away new freshmen. Earlier last week Cal State Trustees warned that insufficient state funding could drastically impact the original mission of California public higher education , the country's largest university system.

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Times-Standard

North Coast counties included in fuel management program

A bill introduced by 2nd District Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week allows private landowners on the North Coast to cut larger trees while thinning to create defensible space for wildfire protection, according to James Robbins, a Forester III with Cal Fire. Assembly Bill 2142 adds Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino and Sonoma to inland counties previously entered into a three-year Forest Prevention Pilot Project enacted by the passage of AB 744 following the 2013 Rim Fire, which burned 250,000 acres in and around Yosemite National Park, according to a press release from Chesbro's office.

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The Chronicle Herald

California's Republicans rebrand

Not everyone likes robust debate. The chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley recently provoked ridicule by warning staff and students that there was a distinction "between free speech and political advocacy," and that "we can only exercise our right to free speech insofar as we feel safe and respected."

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KRON 4

Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Protecting Interns from Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill this week introduced by Berkeley Assemblymember Nancy Skinner protecting unpaid interns and volunteers from sexual harassment in the workplace. The Assembly Bill was signed by the governor on Tuesday, expanding Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights to include people in the workplace who are not paid and protect them against workplace sexual harassment in California.

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Lucianne.com

As Businesses Flee, Jerry Brown sCalifornia Attracts A DifferentKind Of "Investment"

Immigration: When California Gov. Jerry Brown hung out the "all welcome" sign for illegals, MexicoA s drug cartels heard him loud and clear. Raids on Thursday left lawmen declaring Los Angeles a cash-laundering mecca.

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