California Gov. Jerry Brown News

California Governor Teaming with N.Y. Mayor to Track Climate Progress

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced yet another plan Wednesday to keep the United States on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the international Paris climate agreement. This time, he’s teaming up with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg …

Lobbyists at California Comp Conference Call Tension between D.C. and Sacramento ‘Palpable’

The tension between Washington D.C. and Sacramento seems to have created extra work for some lobbyists. “It’s absolutely palpable,” Paul Yoder, managing director for the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation, said commenting on the tension. He was speaking with Jason …

California Lawmakers Release Plan to Extend Cap And Trade

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have released a plan to extend through 2030 California’s cap-and-trade program, a key piece of the state’s quest to fight climate change by drastically reducing emissions from greenhouse gases. The deal updates how refineries, …

California Governor Pushing for Cap-And-Trade Deal Before Deadline

Gov. Jerry Brown is working with lawmakers, business groups and environmentalists to reach a deal on extending cap and trade, California’s landmark program aimed at slowing global warming. Brown wants a consensus before lawmakers start summer recess on July 21. …

California Farmers Get First Full Water Supply in More than a Decade

Farmers in a vast region of California will receive their fully contracted amount of irrigation water this year for the first time in more than a decade. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced the allocation this week following one of …

California Governor Wants to Unite Marijuana Laws

Whether one entity can legally grow and sell marijuana at the retail level in California is emerging as one of the biggest conflicts state authorities are wrestling with as they move to streamline regulations and adopt the same rules for …

California Road Plan Calls for Boosting Gas Tax, Vehicle Fees

California Gov. Jerry Brown and fellow Democrats who control the state Legislature are proposing to raise $52.4 billion over 10 years by significantly boosting fuel taxes and vehicle fees. The money would go toward fixing a massive backlog in road …

California Governor Calls for $437M in Spending for Flood Control

California Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for a boost in spending on water and transportation infrastructure as the waterlogged state grapples with an emergency dam repair, frantic levee fixes and catastrophic road damage caused by storms. The Democratic governor redirected …

California Governor Pitches $122.5B Budget, Issues Deficit Warning

California Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $122.5 billion state spending plan this week and warned of a looming $1.6 billion budget deficit because of slow growth in tax revenues. Brown announced his proposed budget as the state faces uncertainty about …

Trump vs. California Climate Battle Brewing

California vs. Trump, so to speak, is shaping up to be a heavyweight match. On one side is the world’s sixth (or so) largest economy – home to Disneyland, Hollywood and Big Sur. On the other is the reality show …