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Wildfires challenge firefighters in northern Californiaupdated: Thu Aug 23 2012 17:16:00

Firefighters gained ground in recent days in the battle with a wildfire that burned 84 buildings and blackened 28,000 acres of dense forest in northern California.

Governor signs law to make California home to nation's first truly high-speed railupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 19:52:00

California is poised to become home to the nation's first truly high-speed rail system with Gov. Jerry Brown's signing Wednesday of a law authorizing the first leg of construction for a line that will eventually connect Los Angeles and San Francisco.

CNNMoney: California expected to reap Facebook windfallupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 18:00:00

Facebook's upcoming IPO could be a golden egg for the Golden State.

State government can ax redevelopment agenciesupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 16:22:00

The California Supreme Court handed Gov. Jerry Brown a victory Thursday by ruling the state legislature had the authority to eliminate more than 400 redevelopment agencies funded with property tax dollars.

CNNMoney: Warren Buffett's MidAmerican buys First Solar plantupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 12:29:00

Warren Buffett's utility company is making a big buy in the turmoil-filled solar energy market.

CNNMoney: California county to charge prisoners for their jail stayupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 14:49:00

In the latest case of government belt-tightening, a Southern California county is charging prisoners for the daily cost of their stay.

Are police becoming militarized?updated: Wed Nov 09 2011 11:26:00

Just how bad is the civil unrest associated with the Occupy protests in some U.S. cities?

New law makes tanning beds off-limits to most California teensupdated: Sun Oct 09 2011 20:39:00

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Sunday a bill that prohibits most teenagers from getting bronzed in tanning beds, making the Golden State the first to do so.

California governor signs law preventing male circumcision banupdated: Sun Oct 02 2011 20:17:00

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Sunday a bill that prevents local governments from banning the practice of male circumcision.

California fire that destroyed 27 homes mostly containedupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 13:50:00

A fire caused by a plane crash that destroyed 27 homes in Tehachapi, California, was 83% contained by early Thursday, according to state and local officials.

California fire threatens 800 homesupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 15:48:00

A fire caused by a plane crash threatened 800 homes or structures in Tehachapi, California, on Monday, with nearly 5,000 acres ablaze in rugged terrain, according to state and local officials.

California governor signs bill requiring schools to teach gay historyupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 01:26:00

Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday he had signed a bill that will require public schools in the state to teach students about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

CNNMoney: Amazon drops California associates to avoid sales taxupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 19:29:00

Amazon said Thursday it is terminating its relationship with thousands of California associates because of a new law that would require the online mega-retailer to collect sales taxes if it has affiliates in the state.

CNNMoney: California lawmakers pass budget with deep cutsupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 09:44:00

California lawmakers approved an $86 billion budget late Tuesday that imposes deep spending cuts but does not extend tax hikes.

CNNMoney: State and local tax revenue on the riseupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 14:58:00

First the good news: State and local tax revenues climbed 4.7% in the first quarter, fueled by a surge in personal income taxes.

CNNMoney: California budget deal reachedupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 07:23:00

Conceding defeat on his tax extension proposal, California Governor Jerry Brown unveiled a budget Monday that imposes deep spending cuts.

CNNMoney: California lawmakers lose pay until they pass balanced budgetupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 16:32:00

California lawmakers will forfeit their pay until they pass a balanced budget, the state controller said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Jerry Brown vetoes California budgetupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 18:45:00

California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Thursday the budget passed by state lawmakers the day before that relied on spending cuts, fund transfers and one-time revenue boosts.

CNNMoney: California lawmakers pass a balanced budgetupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 05:26:00

California lawmakers passed a balanced budget Wednesday that relies on spending cuts, fund transfers and one-time revenue boosts, but allows them to keep collecting their paychecks.

CNNMoney: California budget comes in under the wireupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 18:09:00

California lawmakers unveiled a balanced budget Tuesday that cuts billions from education but likely allows them to keep collecting their paychecks.

CNNMoney: No budget, no pay for California lawmakersupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 18:32:00

California lawmakers can kiss their pay goodbye if they don't pass a balanced budget by June 15.

CNNMoney: California gets $2.5 billion windfallupdated: Mon May 09 2011 07:02:00

California is enjoying an unexpected $2.5 billion spike in tax revenue, which could help the state close its massive budget shortfall.

CNNMoney: California nightmare: Spending cuts vs. tax extensionupdated: Tue May 03 2011 15:28:00

Keep paying higher taxes or face deep, painful cuts in services. Those are the options Californians are faced with.

Gov. Jerry Brown has cancerous growth removedupdated: Sun May 01 2011 15:29:00

California Gov. Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. had a cancerous growth removed from the right side of his nose, his office said Saturday.

CNNMoney: California cancels new San Quentin death rowupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 18:17:00

California's San Quentin prison, famous for hosting both Johnny Cash concerts and the state's most dangerous inmates, won't be getting a new death row facility as planned.

Prison spending bleeds education systemupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 09:09:00

There is a bipartisan tide of lawmakers who are trying to fix our nation's out-of-control corrections system, and make funding for education the priority.

CNNMoney: Muni bond issuance at 11-year lowupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 10:51:00

Always wanted to own a little piece of your local incinerator? Well you might be out of luck.

California sued over requiring Sikh inmate to cut beardupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 06:12:00

The U.S. Justice Department is suing the state of California and Gov. Jerry Brown because prison authorities required a Sikh prison inmate to cut his beard.

CNNMoney: Jerry Brown bans official California state trinketsupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 16:44:00

California Governor Jerry Brown is getting serious about his state's $25 billion shortfall. He has frozen state hiring, cut official cell phone use, and now, he's cracking down on coffee mugs and key chains.

California Supreme Court to decide issue in same-sex marriage ban caseupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 08:24:00

The California Supreme Court unanimously agreed Wednesday to take up the issue of whether state or county officials have the authority to defend Proposition 8, the 2008 initiative defining marriage as only between one man and one woman, court spokeswoman Lynn Holton said.

California imposes hiring freeze on all government agenciesupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 20:16:00

Rolling out more draconian measures to deal with a $25 billion budget deficit, California Governor Jerry Brown imposed a statewide hiring freeze Tuesday across all government agencies.

California governor cancels proposed sale of 11 state buildingsupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 19:28:00

California Gov. Jerry Brown canceled Wednesday the proposed sale of 11 government buildings, an Arnold Schwarzenegger initiative that Brown called "shortsighted."

CNNMoney: California Gov. Jerry Brown pushes tax hikesupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 10:23:00

Californians should decide whether they want to pay $12 billion more in taxes to help plug the state's massive budget shortfall, Gov. Jerry Brown said on Monday.

Politicians should put what's right ahead of winning votesupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 23:36:00

Malcolm X once said that the one man you should be most afraid of is a man who is willing to die for what he believes.

Police investigate graffiti threat to California governorupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 16:29:00

California authorities were investigating graffiti Friday that threatened the life of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department.

CNNMoney: States in fiscal mess: N.Y. governor cuts his payupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 09:29:00

New York's new governor, one of several greeted by billions of dollars in budget gaps, acted to cut his salary Monday amid reports he will freeze the pay of most other state workers.

CNNMoney: California's Brown plans $12.5 billion in cutsupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 09:28:00

After years of cutting billions and billions in spending, California has to do it again.

CNNMoney: California budget: Jerry Brown's $12 billion in painful cutsupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 09:27:00

California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled Monday a draconian budget plan that would slash $12.5 billion in spending and extend $12 billion in tax hikes.

CNNMoney: No more cell phones for 48,000 California workersupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 12:39:00

Don't get too attached to those work cell phones, California employees. Half of you are going to lose them in coming months.

New storm could be do-over for New York Cityupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 10:07:00

Yo, Mayor Bloomberg, you ready to try again?

2011's new crop of governorsupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 21:19:00

From coast to coast, new governors warn of tough times ahead but vow a commitment to bi-partisanship.

Old face ushers in new era for governorsupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 21:19:00

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown returned to his state's highest office Monday -- restoring an old political dynasty while helping to usher in a new balance of power in statehouses across the country.

CNNMoney: Wells Fargo to modify 15,000 mortgagesupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 10:32:00

Wells Fargo, in an agreement with California's attorney general announced Monday, said it would provide $2 billion worth of loan modifications to nearly 15,000 homeowners.

CNNMoney: Voters to states: No new taxesupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 08:49:00

Thanks to voters, alcohol will no longer be taxed in Massachusetts. Candy won't be subject to a levy in Washington anymore. And California drivers won't have to pay a proposed $18 fee to fund state parks.

How Meg Whitman spent a fortune -- and lostupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 11:40:00

On a day that millions of Americans in other parts of the country turned the electoral map red by electing a sea of Republicans, California voters stayed true blue and kept doing what they usually do on Election Day -- elect Democrats.

Quick shots: Get ready for a GOP waveupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 10:09:00

Editor's note: There are five days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.

Quick shots: California dreamin' in 2010updated: Mon Oct 18 2010 09:41:00

Editor's note: There are 15 days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.

Candidate in California governor's race arrestedupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 10:33:00

A Green Party candidate in the California's governor's race was arrested Tuesday after trying to get into a debate she was not allowed to participate in.

Letting bygones be bygones, Bill Clinton stumps for former rivalupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 10:32:00

Talk about burying the hatchet. When former President Bill Clinton turned out to rally for California Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown on Friday night, the former rivals hugged and made up. Really, they embraced.

Why the California governor race mattersupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 10:32:00

American Morning's Kiran Chetry talks to Joe Hagan with New York Magazine about the upcoming California governors race.

CEO Whitman flunks home economicsupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 09:54:00

Now that she has cluttered a controversy over an undocumented housekeeper by making excuses, refusing to admit mistakes and blaming opponents for her troubles, Meg Whitman needs to go on eBay and buy a clue.

Fmr. housekeeper 'not anyone's puppet'updated: Thu Oct 07 2010 09:54:00

Meg Whitman's former housekeeper responds to allegations that she is part of a scandal orchestrated by the opposition.

Whitman's husband says it's 'possible' he saw Social Security letterupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 02:41:00

The husband of Meg Whitman, California's Republican nominee for governor, said "it was possible" he saw a 2003 letter that questioned his housekeeper's Social Security number, but he insisted it did not make him suspect she was an undocumented worker.

Brown: Bell not only corruption caseupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 18:52:00

During an interview with Rick Sanchez, Jerry Brown vows to chase down corruption in other California cities.

State AG to announce development in California salary scandalupdated: Wed Sep 15 2010 06:22:00

State Attorney General Jerry Brown will announce a development Wednesday in the investigation of high salaries of several leaders of the small California city of Bell.

California city asked to return property taxes to legal limitupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 03:22:00

The Bell City Council is expected to be asked Monday to approve a property tax rate that meets state law. The California city, which has drawn anger for the high salaries paid to its leaders, plans to repay $3 million in property tax overcharges.

Top officials in California urge judge to allow same-sex marriageupdated: Sun Aug 08 2010 09:42:00

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked a federal judge Friday to allow same-sex marriages while an appeal over the struck-down law that banned them makes its way through the courts.

In California, 3 who drew high salaries resign from postsupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 13:20:00

Three officials in a Los Angeles suburb whose high salaries sparked statewide outrage will step down from their jobs, the city's mayor said Friday.

GOP picks two women to head California ticketupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 08:05:00

California Republicans nominated two women Tuesday to lead their political ticket in November, bringing an end to two bruising GOP primary battles for governor and Senate.

Meg Whitman wins in California primaryupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 08:05:00

Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman wins the Republican nomination for governor in California.

Trashed document outlines alleged perks for Palinupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 09:26:00

First-class commercial air travel for two or a private jet -- "must be a Lear 60 or larger" -- from Alaska to California and back. A deluxe hotel suite "registered under an alias." And two unopened bottles of still water with "bendable straws."

Sarah Palin's perks under fireupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 09:26:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the financial controversy surrounding one of Sarah Palin's speaking engagements.

AG: California will move to strip Jackson doc's licenseupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 17:02:00

The California Medical Board will start its own process to strip Dr. Conrad Murray of his medical license, state Attorney General Jerry Brown said Tuesday.

Joe Jackson filing lawsuitupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 17:02:00

The attorney for Michael Jackson's father announces that a lawsuit will be filed against Dr. Conrad Murray.

AG: Corey Haim was 'poster child for doctor shopping'updated: Tue Apr 06 2010 16:02:00

Actor Corey Haim was the "poster child" for the problem of addicts "doctor shopping" for dangerous drugs, California's top law enforcement official said Tuesday.

California leads nation in wacky politicsupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 08:13:00

California is referred to as a bellwether, a state that produces social trends and political movements that spread throughout the country.

Booby traps targeting California police lead to $200K reward offerupdated: Fri Mar 19 2010 23:12:00

A string of "brazen attempts" to kill members of a gang task force in Riverside, California, has led to a $200,000 reward for information.

Arrest linked to Corey Haim deathupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 17:12:00

An arrest has been made in the investigation of an illegal prescription drug ring connected to actor Corey Haim, a spokesman for California's attorney general said Wednesday.

Anti-Whitman Web site turns to public for dirtupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 08:19:00

Democrats opposed to Meg Whitman's gubernatorial campaign are hoping to get an assist from the public in their latest bid to push voters away from the Republican candidate.

Jerry Brown will try to be California's governor againupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 10:05:00

California Attorney General Jerry Brown announced Tuesday his candidacy for governor.

Return of 'Gov. Moonbeam'updated: Wed Mar 03 2010 10:05:00

Jerry Brown wants another shot at running California. Jessica Yellin looks at this unique politician.

Brown seeks governor's mansion -- or at least the office -- againupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 22:13:00

You could make a serious argument that Jerry Brown is the most unconventional politician America has ever known.

Intriguing people for March 2, 2010updated: Tue Mar 02 2010 14:50:00

Jerry Brown: California's attorney general on Tuesday launched his bid to regain the top office in Sacramento. Brown was California's governor for two terms from 1975 to 1983. His father, Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Sr., was also a two-term governor.

Courtroom showdown set to begin over same-sex marriageupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 13:21:00

They've been committed to each other for eight years and have four sons together, but there's a component missing in one Berkeley, California, couple's life that's out of reach for them: getting married.

Fortune: California takes aim at rating agenciesupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 16:51:00

The most ridiculed players in the financial markets have found a new tormentor.

Schneider: Jerry Brown for California governor?updated: Sat Apr 18 2009 13:46:00

Is Jerry Brown planning to run for governor of California next year? He sure sounded like it when I spoke with him this week.

Stern's lawyer: 'No one enabled' Anna Nicole Smithupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 00:00:00

A defense attorney used the courthouse steps Tuesday for a blistering attack against the California attorney general for bringing conspiracy charges against his client, Howard K. Stern, in the Anna Nicole Smith case. Attorney: Howard K. Stern Innocent of 'Baseless' Allegationsupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 20:10:00

Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend appears in court as his attorney blasts the felony charges Prosecutor: Howard K. Stern Was Anna Nicole Smith's 'Enabler'updated: Sat Mar 14 2009 14:23:00

Stern knew Smith was an addict when he provided her with drugs, alleges Calif. Attorney General Jerry Brown

Stern's lawyer: Attorney general is talking too muchupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 13:39:00

A lawyer for Howard K. Stern says the longtime partner of late sex symbol Anna Nicole Smith will fight conspiracy charges announced Thursday.

Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend, doctors chargedupdated: Fri Mar 13 2009 18:34:00

Dangerous cocktails of prescription drugs were pumped into Anna Nicole Smith "almost to the point of stupefaction" and eventually led to her death, California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Friday. Calif. Gay Couples Rush Pre-Vote Nuptialsupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 18:05:00

Gay couples from around California and the nation are feverishly tying the knot ahead of Election Day to avoid missing out if voters approve a ballot initiative aimed at banning same-sex marriage Potato Chips to Become Saferupdated: Sun Aug 03 2008 03:00:00

Four food manufacturers agreed to reduce levels of a cancer-causing chemical in their potato chips and french fries under a settlement announced Friday by the state attorney general's office The Veep Picks: What's the Rush?updated: Wed Jul 09 2008 02:00:00

Why waiting to announce a running mate until the conventions might be a boon for Obama -- and a liability for McCain

Trouble in toylandupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 13:22:00

Toy recalls this year have shocked America but dangerous items are still on store shelves, an advocacy group says.

Jerry Brown still wants your voteupdated: Mon May 22 2006 09:53:00

California's Jerry Brown, age 68 and ageless, is running for statewide office this year, 36 years after he did it the first time, and the question you have to ask is, Why doesn't he give it up? It's Thursday morning, and Brown, mayor of Oakland, is standing in incandescent sunshine outside the renovated Sears store he calls home. Not much is going smoothly this morning: the city had its 50th murder the night before, adding to a huge spike above 2005; his opponent in the race for California attorney general has just called him soft on crime; one of the two charter schools he helped start is in need of cash; and now Fox television wants him to go on camera as a commentator and defend a new text-messaging service being marketed to teens that offers information on sex. "I am a little stressed today," he says.

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Fortune: THE BABY-BOOMER CANDIDATEupdated: Mon May 04 1992 00:01:00

While nobody has made a big deal of it yet, there is a baby-boomer running for President. Bill Clinton, born August 19, 1946, rides the leading edge, the fortunate foam, of that demographic tsunami...

Money Magazine: CAMPAIGN '92 Educationupdated: Fri May 01 1992 00:01:00

Education is, as most Americans will readily admit, one of the big issues of the '90s. And now the twin questions of how to improve our troubled public schools and make top-quality higher education...

Money Magazine: CAMPAIGN '92 Taxesupdated: Sun Mar 01 1992 00:01:00

As the race for the Presidency intensifies with as many as 14 primaries scheduled for Super Tuesday on March 10, MONEY offers the first of these monthly spotlights on the candidates' economic views...

Fortune: Democrats and their girlfriends, sore horses in Ohio, the trouble with Our View, and other matters. POLITICS 101updated: Mon Oct 21 1991 00:01:00

Who are those guys? We allude to the six (as of 5 P.M., September 24) shadowy characters competing for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, collectively the subject of the following pop ...

Fortune: An abundance of poverty, windy moments in Washington, New York's smart boys, and other matters. TILTING AT IDEOLOGUESupdated: Mon Jan 02 1989 00:01:00

Hey, remember windmills? They were going to help solve the energy crisis. Or at least that's what Jerry Brown said, according to this little mountain of faded clips on the desk. That was when Jerry...

Fortune: ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE WHY FLAT IS BEAUTIFULupdated: Sat May 04 1929 00:01:00

Half-baked as it is, Jerry Brown's flat tax idea has provided the single most useful economic proposal of the presidential campaign so far. Why not get rid of the rat's nest that is the Internal Re...

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