Reuters - California lawmakers in the state Senate approved on Tuesday evening the first bill in a state budget package that closes a nearly $10 billion shortfall a day after Governor Jerry Brown and top Democrats unveiled the package.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious bill on Wednesday that aims to combat climate change by increasing the state's use of renewable electricity to 50 percent and making existing buildings twice as energy-efficient by 2030."The goal is clear, and California is in the forefront," Brown said at a signing ceremony at the hilltop Griffith Observatory, where a hazy downtown Los Angeles provided the backdrop.
Just three months after signing a $15/hour minimum wage into law, a proposal which as he himself admitted "doesn't make economic sense" and which unleashed an exodus of locals departing for other states, on Friday afternoon, California governor Jerry Brown once again pandered to liberals (while ironically angering some democrats in the legislature) when he signed a sweeping package of gun control bills on Friday, banning hig
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly approved legislation Wednesday that would allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives, sending the proposal to the state Senate that is expected to endorse it.Lawmakers in the state Assembly voted 42-33 after a lengthy and emotional debate during which many lawmakers invoked their religious faith in arguing for and against the legislation. Assembly members were seen as the stumbling block to advancing the bill.
Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed six stringent gun-control measures Friday that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and require background checks for ammunition sales, as California Democrats seek to strengthen gun laws that are already among the strictest in the nation.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year.Brown, a lifelong Catholic and former Jesuit seminarian, announced that he VETOED/SIGNED/DID NOT SIGN the legislation approved by state lawmakers after an emotional and deeply personal debate. Until now, he had refused to comment on the issue.