California Gov. Jerry Brown News

California Insurance Company Oversight Law Signed

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 553, which establishes new oversight aimed at reducing the number of insurance company insolvencies. AB 553 was authored by Assemblyman Tom Daly, D-Anaheim, and was sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and …

Unprecedented Water Cutbacks Approved by California Regulators

California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state’s ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation. The State Water Resources Control Board approved rules this week that force …

California’s Brown Wants to Battle Drought With Fine For Water Wasters

California businesses and residents that waste the most water as the state copes with a drought should face $10,000 fines, Gov. Jerry Brown said, as his administration rejected calls from cities to relax its mandatory water conservation targets. The recommendation …

California Governor’s Aggressive Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

California would aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under an ambitious plan announced by Gov. Jerry Brown. The governor’s executive order goes further than a federal proposal also aiming to curb global warming but lacks specifics on how to …

Earth Day, Climate Change and Drought

As much of the U.S. and the rest of the planet celebrated Earth Day, California politicos and leaders squabbled over how best to deal with the ongoing drought – which may or may not be caused by climate change, depending …

Mandatory Water Restrictions Ordered by California Governor

California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping. Standing in dry, brown …

California’s Governor to Unveil Emergency Drought Legislation

California Gov. Jerry Brown plans to detail new legislation to help manage a worsening drought gripping the most populous U.S. state for a fourth year. Brown has scheduled a news conference with legislative leaders for Thursday morning in Sacramento, according to …

Californians Favor Mandatory Rationing to Battle Drought, Poll Shows

Nearly every Californian sees the drought as a big problem and more now say they favor mandatory rationing, according to a survey released Thursday. The Field Poll found 94 percent of registered California voters consider the shortage serious, and 68 …

Immigrants’ Prior Licenses to be Checked by California DMV

Immigrants in the country illegally who fraudulently obtained a California driver’s license before it was legal won’t get a new card until state authorities review their driving record. The Department of Motor Vehicles this month started issuing special licenses to …

California Insurance Commissioner Sponsored Bills Signed into Law in 2014

During the 2014 legislative session California Gov. Jerry Brown signed nine bills sponsored by the California Department of Insurance and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. A bill that adds protections for small businesses has already taken effect and five other consumer …