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3 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Gov. Jerry Brown to sign California film tax credit bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to sign legislation to increase funding for the state's film tax credit program on Thursday. California Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to sign legislation to increase funding for the state's film tax credit program on Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA, Entertainment

4 hrs ago | Business Journal

Gov. signs bill to erase most of Proposition 187

Former California Gov. Pete Wilson championed Proposition 187 in 1994. On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that erases much of the initiative, which was invalidated by the courts.

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Related Topix: US Governors, US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Governor Brown signs historic water bills despite San Joaquin Valley opposition

California's Governor Jerry Brown signed historic legislation that will result in stronger government control over how groundwater is managed across the state. His action was opposed by many in the San Joaquin Valley, including State Senator Andy Vidak.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Sacramento, CA, Agoura Hills, CA

Tue Sep 16, 2014

SFGate

Jerry Brown surges ahead with the 'non-campaign' campaign

Gov. Jerry Brown has $22 million in the bank and a 21-point lead in the polls, but as he seeks a historic fourth term, he's conducting one of the most unusual re-election campaigns ever witnessed by state voters - one in which he hasn't starred in a single TV or radio spot, campaign mailer or Web video. With less than three weeks to go before Californians can cast ballots, Brown's campaign spokesman said Tuesday that the governor doesn't even plan to be the star of his own appeals to voters this year.

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Related Topix: US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, California, Meg Whitman

Times-Standard

Broadband vandals could see $10,000 fine

A bill developed by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown increases fines for cutting communication lines to 20 times what they once were, according to a press release from Chesbro's office. "The residents of Humboldt County have been the victim of multiple intentional fiber cutting attacks in recent years, causing disruptions of broadband service to thousands of homes and businesses," Chesbro said in the press release.

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Breitbart.com

Jerry Brown Conjures up Solyndra as Electric Vehicle Co. Shuts Down

Reminiscent of President Obama's Solyndra debacle, an electric vehicle manufacturer in Chatsworth, to which Jerry Brown donated three million taxpayer dollars, has shut down operations and laid off 50 workers. According to Stephen Frank at California Political Review , "our confused governor" should have known that Boulder Electric Vehicle, a Colorado based company, would expend just under 20% more in taxes in California than they would in other states.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Related Topix: California, US Governors, Tesla Motors, Startups, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

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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