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Gov. Brown, Lawmakers Agree On $115.4 Billion California Budget

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced a $115.4 billion California budget deal Tuesday that sends billions of dollars more to public schools and universities, boosts spending on social welfare programs that legislative leaders have made a priority and creates the state’s first tax credit for the working poor. 557 more words

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I DID NOT TAKE A SHOWER THIS MORNING: GOV BROWN IS DOING HIS PART

WT: “California Gov. Jerry Brown said he is doing his part by cutting back on showering and drinking water as the state continues to battle extreme drought. 103 more words

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California Panel Mandates Low-Water Lawns On New Buildings

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California regulators voted Friday to limit how much water can be used to irrigate lawns on new and renovated buildings.

The state Building Standards Commission took the action in response to Gov. 261 more words

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California governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

By JUDY LIN

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Calling California’s traffic court system a “hellhole of desperation” for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can’t afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver’s license suspensions since 2006. 664 more words

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Drought Emergencies Declared in 8 Oregon Counties

Drought has caused natural and economic disaster conditions in Oregon —Gov. Brown

Oregon’s Gov. Brown has declared drought emergencies in eight additional counties due to low water conditions caused by drought and  low snow pack levels. 277 more words

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Gov. Jerry Brown Adds Corgi Pup 'Colusa' To State's First Family

SACRAMENTO (KOVR 13) — The First Dog of California is sharing the limelight and perhaps his food bowl as Gov. Jerry Brown introduces a new pup to his family. 79 more words

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