From Californian Congressional Candidate Norman Solomon: Dear Friend, There’s no indication that Governor Brown wants to see a single-payer bill on his desk. And the Democratic leadership in the state legislature has obligingly put any such item on a far-back burner. This is -- literally -- sickening for millions of Californians. Activists will continue to rally and inform the public about why single payer is the only way to guarantee quality healthcare for all as a human right. This week, RootsAction.org sent out a message to our more than 200,000 members nationwide, urging that the eligibility age for Medicare be changed -- to zero. Clicking here will give you an easy way to send that message to your senators and representative in Congress. Another huge issue -- climate change -- will get a lot of attention at rallies across the country on Sunday, February 17. For info on the climate-change rally in San Francisco at 1 pm, click here. I hope to see you a few hours later at the early-evening San Rafael ...
Governor Brown gave a great speech laying out his plans ad goals for the next year. He has been an excellent partner as we implement healthcare reform here in California.
Is It the Train or the Tunnels? - Interesting comments from three legislators in the Delta area after Governor Brown's State of the State address where he presented his bold vision for California's future including high-speed rail and a Delta water fix. Both are big, expensive infrastructure projects and both are controversial. Modesto Republican Kristen Olsen panned the water project after the Governor's speech. Davis Democrat Lois Wolk, never a fan of the water plan, said "the science is not there." Stockton Democrat Susan Telemantes might have said the most prescient comment of all: "I think he gets the train or the tunnels. I don't think he gets both." The difference in these two projects is the money. The water project is a 'user-pays' formula where the ag interests in the San Joaquin Valley like Westlands and the Kern Water Authority pay for farm water, and the Metropolitan Water District of SoCal would pass the cost on to their 17-million residential users. There is the little matter of a water bon ...
AP: California--- The Governor of California, Jerry Brown's dog was attacked by a wild coyote while the dog and Governor were jogging along a nature trail not far from the Governor's residence. Governor Brown watched in horror as the beast viciously mauled and eventually killed his beloved pet . In response to the coyote encounter, Brown set forward a set two executive actions to get answers as to how this misfortune was allowed to happen and to prevent it from happening again. Order 1. Close the nature trail for one year. Result : People who were accustomed to using the trail were forced to drive 15 miles to the next nearest nature trail if they were to continue to engage in nature trail activities. Costs to nature trail patrons average $10. a day with an estimated total cost for all users combined $500,000 per year. Order 2. Fund a study to determine what could be done about coyote /human/domestic animal encounters. Determination : Coyotes must be captured and relocated away from humans . Costs of ...
Governor Brown is proposing to change the way bicycling facilities and efforts are funded in California. We are asking for your support of a petition that urges the Administration to first address several concerns, like restoring dedicated funding for Safe Routes to School—a proven program that buil...
Just thinking out loud. While I thought Jerry Brown's speech was strong. I think it is antithetical with what the university is asking of us in the Arts and Humanities in their drive to have mega-online courses. Because when Governor Brown quoted Oliver Wendell Homes, "Feeling begets feeling, and great feeling begets great feeling." I am really unsure how that will happen via a computer or tablet or phone and when he quoted Yeats, "Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire." It seems that the purpose of online education is to fill the pail and not light the fire. I think you need that human to human contact to light the fire. Thoughts?
Fascinating retelling of California's history by Governor Brown today in his "State of the State" address, what did you think of it?: . . . Remember how California began. In 1769, under King Charles III, orders were issued to Jose de Galvez, the Visitor General of Baja California, to: "Occupy and fortify San Diego and Monterey for God and the King of Spain." Gaspar Portola and a small band of brave men made their way slowly north, along an uncharted path. Eventually, they reached Monterey but they could not recognize the Bay in the dense fog. With their supplies failing, they marched back to San Diego, forced to eat the flesh of emaciated pack mules just to stay alive. Undaunted, Portola sent for provisions from Baja California and promptly organized a second expedition. He retraced his steps northward, along what was to become El Camino Real, the Kings Highway. This time, Father Serra joined the expedition by sea. The rest is history, a spectacular history of bold pioneers meeting every failure with even ...
Governor Brown "China has xx miles of high-speed rail, and we're going to DOUBLE that". I don't care what party this guy is in, but I like his State of the State address. I'm glad we're back for another round of Moonbeam, so far.
Restore the Delta Responds to Governor Brown's State of the State
"My proposed plan is two tunnels 30 miles long and 40 feet wide, designed to improve the ecology of the Delta, with almost 100 square miles of habitat restoration," said Governor Brown. "Yes, that is big but so is the problem." Photo of Brown delivering address courtesy of the Governor's Office.
Governor Brown said, in his State of the State Address, that California is out of its fiscal crisis. Are we? Small businesses are still shuttering their doors while others struggle day to day. People still cannot enough employment. Higher taxes are on the horizon (12% tax increase federally for most middle class Americans). What's your opinion?
Will somebody please tell me why Governor Brown has to "YELL" his entire State of the State address?
So far the State of the State Address consists of Governor Brown fumbling through Spanish names and trying to fill the void with blah blah blah historical events. What are you doing for our economy, besides increasing taxes?
Governor Brown delivering the "State of the State" address this morning in Sacramento.
I have some friends in California who actually think Governor Brown has helped them turn the corner. He has not. "The $6 billion a year in additional income taxes Gov. Brown convinced Californians to approve in Proposition 30 last November won't begin to solve the state's fiscal problems. Last year's State Budget Crisis Task Force, co-led by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, estimated the state's long-term debt at no less than $370 billion." WSJ--Janaury 16, 2013
Greenberg Traurig of Counsel Alyson Lewis Huber Appointed to the Sacramento County Superior Court by Governor Brown
The attached was hand delivered to the California Attorney General, Kamala D. Harris’s office on May 24, 2011. It was also delivered to the Secretary of State, the Governor’s office and many different State Senators and Assembly members. were interviews done the same day that with any luck will make Jim Nielsen’s fraudulent activities resurface again. Several people at the State Capitol said they knew about Nielsen’s actions and though that something “might” be done about them soon. I was also told by State law enforcement personnel that if any charges were to be filed it will not be handled by Greg Cohen the Tehama County Prosecutor as he has failed to charge Nielsen as anticipated. The investigation will continue with Attorney General (AG), Kamala D. Harris and the Secretary of State’s offices in charge. The entire issue related to charges now rests with the new AG. Will she cover for Nielsen as Governor Brown did or will she take the appropriate steps to ensure our State Laws are enforced ...
URGENT ACTION ALERT: Urge lawmakers to pass Ban the Box (AB 1831) AB 1831 (Dickinson) is our statewide Ban the Box bill. This bill prohibits cities and counties from asking about an applicant's conviction history until that person has been screened for minimum qualifications, which will open up job opportunities for formerly incarcerated people. This bill does not stop cities and counties from conducting background checks, it will simply delay these checks to a later stage in the hiring process. Currently the bill is stuck in the Committee on Senate Governance and Finance. We need to urge lawmakers to move the bill to the Governor's desk! Because this is a Senate Committee, they are supposed to respond to people wherever they live in the state. But we know that they listen MORE to their constituents, so please mention that you live in their district if you do. Please call the Senators using the sample script below and urge them to move forward with AB 1831, and get it signed into law by Governor Brown. B ...
Currently before the Interior Department are two California “off reservation” casino proposals that carry the support of California Governor Jerry Brown. These two tribes are being touted by Governor Brown as needing additional trust lands closer to urban population centers in order to develop more ...
Taxfoundation.org: " Lessons from Past Experience Although Governor Brown’s budget claims to strike a balance between tax hikes and spending reductions on paper, California has a poor record of accomplishing these goals in practice. California’s spending has increased from $98.9 billion in 2002-2003 to a projected $142.4 billion in 2012- 2013. Despite the façade of belt tightening in California, the recent budget signed by Governor Brown increased spending by 7 percent over the last year, reinforcing the state’s long established failure to achieve this balance. California already maintains the second highest top income tax rate in the country, and ranks 48th out of 50 states in the 2012 State Business Tax Climate Index. If California enacts this income tax increase, it will surpass Hawaii to have the highest top income tax bracket in the nation at 13.3%. Given the state government’s long history of budget shortfalls, Californians should be wary of balancing their budget al ...
Lt. Governor Brown and Ray Rice served as the honorary hosts for the Philanthropik toy drive to benefit Ronald McDonald House.
"Action Alert! Innocent people s/not be jailed!" Governor Brown: Grant Clemency for the California Twelve via
I have some interesting news I have been researching for the last couple of hours. Daniel W. Richards, past president of the CA Fish and Wildlife Commission (but still sits on the board), term expires on Jan. 15, 2013. Found out from the CA Fish and Wildlife Dept that he can remain in office until Governor Brown appoints someone else. The CA FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION plans to review the petition in regards to the gray wolf in Feb. My concern is that we need to make sure Daniel Richards no longer a commissioner on this board. Because the current president Jim Kellogg is an active member of the OUTDOOR SPORTSMAN'S COALITION OF CA, and obviously against keeping the wolf on the endangered species act. Getting a head start to save CA from the same corrupted actions against our wolves.
Governor Brown today announced the appointment of Adrienne M. Grover as associate justice of the Sixth District Court of Appeal. Grover, 50, of Carmel, has served as a judge for the Monterey County Superior Court since 2002.
Governor Brown: Approve the parole board's decision on Hafed Thabet (Inmate via
Governor Brown thanks supporters for all of their hard work and talks about California bright future.
Governor Brown has appointed Chris Doehle to a judgeship in the County Superior Court:
letter from the Sierra Club: Since late last year, I've told just about everyone that Governor Jerry Brown hasn't done enough on the state parks issue. As of today, I'm singing a new tune. Last week, Governor Brown appointed a new director of the California Department of Parks and Recreation to lead the troubled and underfunded system of 279 parks out of its darkest era. On Friday, I had a chance to meet the new director over lunch. My first impression: Governor Brown, Resources Secretary John Laird, and the governor's appointments staff all have earned an A for finding and appointing the new director. This guy appears to have what it will take. His name is Tony Jackson. For 36 years, he was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, rising to the rank of two-star major general. So why, I initially wondered, would the governor appoint a military guy to run parks? Seemed like an odd fit to me. Now, after learning more about Jackson, it doesn't seem an odd fit at all. He has thrived in a complex organization embedd ...
Ever wonder what stupid is? Here is stupid. Californias new Democrat controlled legislature is planning to pass Governor Brown tax bill. This bill increase the tax on businesses to 15 per cent. It also has a retroactive provision that adds another 15 per cent. What does this do? It causes the business to pass that increase on to the consumer. In other words, food prices go up by that amount of tax the grocery store has to pay. Houses cost more to buy, so less of them will be built and sold. This on top of the changes forced on the banks out there will essentially kill their housing industry. Manufacturing and assembly will drop as businesses adjust to pay for the increase by laying off workers and making many workers part time. That is on top of the adjustments already intended by corporations like Red Lobster, Staples, Home Depot and many more to change their liability under Obama care. What does all tis do? It decreases revenue to pay the bills so that you have a net loss instead of a gain in revenue. M ...
BREAKING NEWS: California Taxes Tuesday Voters approved Proposition 30 which allows the State of California to raise the sales tax to 7.5% and increase personal income tax by between 9.3% and 21.5% over current rates on those making $ 250,000 or more, retroactively to January 2012. Proposition 30 was approved by a State who’s Democratic voter registration far surpasses that of other parties. This massive increase in taxes will allegedly go to pay teachers and teacher pension contributions whose Union was one of the largest supporters of Democratic Governor Brown and Proposition 30, proposed by Governor Brown. So let’s see if we can understand this correctly. Those Democratic registered voters who earn less than $ 250,000 passed a Democratic initiated Proposal that almost exclusively generates funds that go to the Teachers and Teachers Union who paid for the election of a Democratic Governor who started the movement. Now, does this not constitute the Wolfs watching the Chickens? WARNING: This corrupt ...
Proposition 30 that as voted on Tuesday in California ...gave Governor Brown the decision to not increase tiition this year in all California state University's ...Yes!!! Finally a break to students!
My Top Ten Post Election Day Frustrations: 10. Recreational marijuana is now legal in two states (Washington and Colorado) thus lowering our standards for drugs. 9. Liberal Chris Mathews actually saying what so many liberals are probably thinking: “I’m so glad we had that storm” 8. The liberal media completely ignoring the biggest cover up scandal in my generation during the election.- Benghazi 7. Prop 30 passing. California will now have the highest state sales taxes of my lifetime. 6. Gullible Californians believing Governor Brown that the prop 30 money will only be spent on the schools. (It will be spent on the $100 billion bullet train.) 5. The Republicans losing two senate seats. 4. Our national debt stands at 16.2 Trillion ($52,000) for every man, woman and child that we will have to pay back. Who knows where it will be in four more years. 3. A Noreaster cold front on the way and Sandy victims are still out in the cold with inadequate supplies and housing. 2. Chris Christie (The Republican ...
California Budget Crisis: GOVERNOR’S PROPOSITION 30 TEMPORARY TAX INCREASE MEASURE WINS VOTER APPROVAL – DEMOCRATS APPEAR TO HAVE WON SUPER-MAJORITIES IN ASSEMBLY & SENATE · Passage Means Nearly $6 Billion In Automatic “Trigger Cuts” To Education & Also $50 Million To Developmental Services Will Not Be Implemented · Democrats Appear to Have Won Super Majority Control of State Senate and Assembly If Election Results Hold Up – Would Enable Legislature and Governor to Pass Revenue Increases Without the Need for Republican Votes SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN) [Last updated 11/07/2012 1:00 PM] – Governor Brown and legislative Democrats scored major victories in a key ballot measure to temporarily raise taxes and appear to have won historic super majority control of both the Assembly and State Senate for the first time since 1933, that will have an enormous impact on how the State resolves the on-going budget crisis in January. The passage of Proposition 30, proposed last January by the Governor and pla . ...
California: the only state that actually votes in favor of tax increases. Governor Brown was successfully able to reallocate education funding to all his other state interests, then claim a huge deficit in education funding just so people in CA would feel bad enough to approve it.
If you are a Republican and got your derrière whoop last night, meet me at Neiman Marcus today, let's try on some new lipsticks to make ourselves feel better. Tom Ford has a new lipstick out called "Revenge", it is a nice rich bloody red. But let's be smart and not buy it here in California because Governor Brown just increase your sale tax to the highest in the nation and not to mention your income tax just got higher too. I will be on an international flight next February, I will take order and buy it for you at the duty free shop at the airport. Brrr...
Lt. Governor Brown speaks with Tara and Kara at Flowers High School in Prince George's County.
Vote yes on Proposition 30 today! I love community colleges and believe in affordable education for everyone. I started college at Sierra College in Rocklin after graduating from High School. It was a wonderful education. It gave me access to education. I am attending Solano Community College and studying Art. The tuition per unit had doubled in the last year. I love art. I love our community colleges. I love the teachers I have had. They are great mentors for all students. We need them. Please help to keep the Arts and our teachers in our community colleges. Please vote Yes on Proposition 30. Apparently this proposition is being undermined by a billionaire in Virginia who I think wants to bring down Governor Brown, California and the Democracy we share. I do not know this billionaire in Virginia but one has to ask why someone from Virginia would put millions of dollars into advertising against Proposition 30 and keeping educational affordable in California.
Governor Brown signed a bill, Out of redding city limits, that all residents will be taxed 150$ because of all the fires in the northern state of California.
Failing to repeal Obamacare will eventually cause a reduction in Social Security. Our state kept increasing spending, until eventually Democrat Governor Brown had to reduce TANF by 1.5 billion, Medi-Cal over a billion in cuts, higher education and community college over a billion in cuts, and other welfare spending. Governor Brown reduced welfare and other spending by 26 billion the 3 years he's been governor. This is one quarter of all state general fund spending. This is what happens when welfare spending increases, eventually it gets cut. It happened to me. It can happen to our seniors receiving Social Security in a few years if we don't repeal Obamacare.
Governor Brown signed a bill into law that allows 400 thousand undocumented immigrants the right to drive.
There is no substitute for you doing your own research and fully understanding ALL the issues surrounding these propositions. These are my recommendations based on my own analysis of the issues – this is how I will vote. At the bottom of the page you'll find a link to the official California voters' guide for more information. (You'll also see a link to an easy to use, free translation service from Google if you'd like to read these recommendations in another language.) *Proposition 30 (Governor Jerry Brown's tax increase) - Recommendation: Vote NO Why am I recommending a NO vote on Proposition 30? Jerry Brown is a good man. The California budget is a disaster created by bad management, accounting trickery and special interest manipulations undertaken before Brown was elected. Add to this poisonous brew the Great Recession, and Governor Brown has been faced with a rolling financial crisis with no conventional solution. So on its face, the idea of raising more revenue to deal with the budget deficit make ...
Great luncheon event w Governor Brown, John Doerr, & John Thompson. Many probusiness comments by the Governor. Congrats and thanks to
Proposition 30 is just another easy out for Governor Brown. Threaten the school populations and tax everyone, one way or another. Governor Scott Walker from Wisconsin has the right idea. Lets face it, our state is in need of someone with foresight and power, not just another weak government. It takes guts to do the right thing and not the easy way out. We need real change and no one in the state wants to handle it. Why not pay Governor Walker a visit and see what he has done for his state.
Governor Brown will be at Chico State this Monday at noon! No idea why, but he is lol.
Governor Brown . Why not do something to get rid of the teachers unions which will cut the waste instead of trying to pass a Proposition that most likely won't pass ?
Oh my gosh! Has anyone else's employer done this before? I am not amused. Letter from President Yudof October 25, 2012 Dear Colleague: With the November election looming, I am writing to encourage all members of the University of California community - students, faculty, staff and alumni - to exercise your right to vote. The decisions made on Tuesday, November 6, will be of great importance for all America, with the presidency and control of Congress on the line. But here in California, the election also could prove pivotal to the University of California and its immediate future. I refer to Proposition 30, one of 11 statewide initiatives on the California ballot. This initiative, advanced by Governor Brown, would increase income and sales taxes on a temporary basis and thus avoid an assortment of prospective "trigger cuts" that were written into the current State budget, pending the election outcome. As you probably recall, The Regents last summer took the extraordinary step of endorsing Proposition 30, ...
Governor Brown at UCSC Quarry Plaza tomorrow am! Why must i have a mandatory section at that time?
The rumor about Governor Brown coming to CSU, Chico on Monday, October 29th is true. I wanted to withhold the info until he was definitively coming. However, the schedule will be fluid right up to the end. Consequently, we won't know until he is actually on his way here. So the "tentative" details are Monday, October 29th, CSU, Chico...probably BMU...12 noon.
33,000+ voters joined us on 10/23 for our Telephone Townhall with Governor Jerry Brown to discuss Propositions 30 & 32. LISTEN to the TELE-TOWNHALL
It is true, Governor Brown is having a rally for Prop. 30 at Hartnell College at 4 p.m. in the student center. CSEA members, please wear CSEA blue to the event to show support for Prop. 30 and CSEA. I hope to see many of you there in solidarity.
My grandchildren attend LAUSD. I was just wondering where did all the money from the Lottery go. I thought that when we voted to have the Lottery, monies would be going to the schools. SO WHERE IS THE MONEY? Is it linning someones pockets higher up. Why is our schools in trouble. Once again where is the MONEY? Maybe we should ask Governor Brown.
More and more CEOs are getting restless and starting to beat the drum about Congress dragging its feet on the nation’s looming budget problem.
Congratulations Jay Hansen on being appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Health Facilities Financing Authority!
Molly Munger made a strong argument in favor of 'Yes on 38' when she appeared on Channel 4’s News Conference, until she admitted her campaign would morph into a 'No on 30' effort. Then we see a parallel 'No on 30', 'Yes on 32' (anti-union) campaign principally financed by her father, Charles Munger. This begs the question, is 'Yes on 38' really a stalking horse, designed to fail while bringing down Governor Brown's Prop 30?
Subject: Cap and Trade Auction - Governor Brown Can Stop This The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is in the process of implementing new regulations on industry as a result of AB-32, an Assembly Bill passed in 2006, a much different economic time, that aims to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. These new regulations will eventually add cost to everything that is manufactured in California by charging for greenhouse emissions, mainly, carbon dioxide. Today, the focus is on coal and oil and, as the cost and number of allowances that must be purchased increases, the price to consumers will increase. Do not be fooled, these regulations are anti-oil and their goal is to raise your cost to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel and electricity. These regulations will ultimately put at risk many of the state’s refineries and thousands of petroleum industry workers. A so-called “cap-and-trade” program would cap emissions, and require industries such as ours to hold permits or allowances ...
With less then two weeks before elections Prop 30 and 38 is going down to defeat and Obama who had a foot hold on California went from 20% lead For Obama and now only 10% lead For Obama. Could California go RED by election Day? Could this be a November Surprise? Could California go for Romney? Governor Brown Supports both Prop 30/38 which will be a large increase in taxes. Is California tired of paying high taxes? It will be intresting to see the outcome of the Elections and Props.
ornia, Oregon and Washington all overwhelmingly voted for Romney, all propositions in California were defeated. Governor Brown and his Socialist followers were shocked and held a rally in San Francisco. The earth shook and the City disapeared into the ocean. I'm going to have to go to Disneyland where dreams come true.
It’s a free-for-all in California. In addition to the sales tax and income tax increase Governor Jerry Brown is asking voters to approve, hundreds of other groups are trying to siphon even more taxpayer money. Michael Coleman, a fiscal policy advisor to the League of California Cities, told AP: There are over 230 measures for local taxes, bonds, and fees that voters will be asked to approve. Of those, more than 100 were put on the ballot by school districts and community colleges looking to pass bond measures. The others are from schools or local governments wanting to spend more tax dollars. With all of these groups reaching out to grab what they can, Governor Brown has competition for his own tax measure. He has now turned to the unions. Governor Brown told teachers that to “protect their classrooms,” he needs them all to help him in a “difficult campaign.” He then sent them off to man phone banks and canvass districts. So, we see an election ballot with 230 proposals for tax increases in a st ...
A freak accident leaves one dead, a girl is able to get away from two men, and Governor Brown stops by Bakersfield College. Check out these and many other stories on our News Page at
On an a town hall meeting conference call with Governor Brown, reps from the Legislative Black Caucus and California Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell, where they are clarifying props 30 and 32. VOTE YES on 30 and NO on 32!
Veterans for Better Government is calling on the Governor Jerry Brown and congressman Jim Costa to fill the funding short-fall immediately so the facility can serve those most in need as designed: • Where is Jim Costa and Governor Brown? • Veterans need support now! They are tired of the government leaders telling them that help is on the way. • What has Jim Costa done to get the governor to give funding to open the doors for Valley Veterans? • Why aren’t the doors open for Veterans now?
Without Prop. 30, our schools and colleges face an additional $6 billion in devastating cuts this year, so this measure is a must-pass. Period. Take a stand for schools and public safety. Pledge to vote for Proposition 30 now.
We have a moral and legal obligation to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.
I'm gonna get to see Governor Brown!
So, Governor Brown is saying his tax plan will help balance things socially in the state. Here's an idea, stop the extreme environmental regulations, cut your staffs, go to a part time legislature, cut the state rep's pay, create term limits, stop retirements, end collective bargaining, make the state a right to work state, start really opening our state up to business, stop using our kids as pawns. After all this settles down, than maybe we can look at increasing some money back to the state to waste.
As the statewide affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, the CFT represents faculty and other school employees in public and private schools and colleges, from early childhood through higher education.
Here's the text of the letter I'm mailing to Governor Brown today. I encourage everyone who's concerned about crime in Stockton to write SOMEONE - your city council representative, Chief of Police Eric Jones, Mayor Ann Johnston, or Governor Jerry Brown - and ask them to intervene to stop violence in our city NOW. 8 murders in one weekend is too much.
Here in Taxifornia, the most taxed state in the U.S. and gov. Brown wants more taxes. thanks but no thanks Governor Brown.
Deadly crashes in Delano and Kernville, Governor Brown to visit BC, and officials say shootings in Tehachapi are gang related. Check out these and other stories on our News Page at
We had expectations that at the September California Air Resources Board (CARB) meeting CARB Chairperson, Mary Nichols, would recognize that developing a regulation rule change that offered...
Been thinking for us Californians, is it just me or have we not heard much at all about anything from Governor Brown?...
California has a history of enacting some of the strongest gun laws in the nation. This year, Governor Brown signed two new measures to improve upon the st
When Army special counsel Joseph Welch asked during the 1954 Army-McCarthy hearings, “Have you left no sense of decency?” he could just as easily have been addressing Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker John Perez, and Governor Jerry Brown, the political muscle behind the Pr...
Governor's Brown giving the undocumented right to drive. doesn't he see that you can not drive on th freeways anyore. why do they want to drive, there is busses trains bikes.
So...in an ad by our illustrious Governor Brown. 30,000 teachers have been laid off in the last 4 years. Gee, how did that happen under the Obama administration? Guess what, Governor Brown wants to raise California taxes to 53% to spread the wealth in California! To those of you that need an "in your face" jolt of reality.that means for every dollar you make you're going to give the government more than half of your hard work!
Take note all Californians, Governor Brown trying to raise state taxes on everyone. Sales tax, state tax 13% plus an additional tax for education. Don't fall for it, vote NO on all 30s propositions. Why should we give the govt more money when they spend it so recklessly!!!
On October 1, California State University will email letters warning applicants that enrollment capacity will drop if Gov. Jerry Brown's Proposition 30 fails.
I cannot stand the way the Progressives distort the reality of spending and taxes with their focus grouped phrases. "Fair share" is NEVER defined. "Investment" is ALWAYS about SPENDING not investment. "A little bit more" is only used for taxes. You never hear about "small cuts" it is always "MASSIVE cuts" in programs. And I just heard Governor Brown of California talk about asking the "most blessed" pay 1, 2, or 3% more. But he isn't really talking about 1, 2, or 3% more. He is talking about 1, 2, 3 percentage points more. For example if you made $250,000 and were paying a 10% state tax (I don't know what their state tax is) you would already be paying $25,000 to California on top of what you pay the Feds. 3% more would be 3% of $25,000 or $750 more. But what they are talking about is upping 10% (if that's what it were) to 13% or $7,500 more! Dishonest isn't it.
Do you know why Governor Brown and the state government supports Proposition 30? It's because he signed that California High-Speed Railway. As of right now, it's going to extend from Bakersfield to Madera. That's going to cost 2.9 billion dollars. Oh yeah, we are going to make a high-speed railway that may take additional YEARS AND YEARS to complete from San Diego to Sacramento, and say that you're going to cut funding for education AND then you decide to say, "Oh here! This revenue will go toward education, and government will not touch it!" If you look at the tax initiative for Prop 30, the tax increase only applies to people who make $250,000 or more a year. Anyone underneath that one does not get an income tax raise. That's why it's supported by a Democratic governor and Democratic-controlled state senate. Taxing on the rich. Look at Prop 38, all people, except for those who make $0-about $7000, get a tax increase. By the way, both Proposition *** Neither of them state that 100% of ALL the r ...
As the sun slowly sinks into the west, along with Obama's hopes and lies, we can all stop and think about how close we just came to being saddled with a Communist dictator. Can you imagine this country being run by the likes of Hugo Chavez--or Castro? We are within 2 weeks of experiencing first hand what the Cubans have known for years. This country is bleeding patriots. They are leaving by the hundreds. California, as an example, is now 70% democrats and only 30% republican. Many republicans have left the state for friendlier spaces. --And the remaining democrats are still wondering why the state can't return to it's glory days, totally forgetting they are the ones voting for the *** -people like Governor Brown--who don't care a fig for the citizens of the state--only his legacy. What other reason could he have for backing a bullet train to nowhere and a double tunnel under the Delta--totally ignoring the wishes of the North--to provide more water for the swimming pools of L.A. The answer, Govern ...
The harbor seals of Drakes Estero in California are in jeopardy from a commercial oyster operation. Speak up for harbor seals by urging Secretary Salazar to give full wilderness protection to Drakes Estero.
Flex those activist muscles!!! - Calling YOU to ask your questions :)! Latalklive Nii-Quartelai Quartey
It's really easy California! Please MAKE NOTE of everything Governor Brown comes out in support of...then VOTE THE OPPOSITE! You'll sleep much better at night!
Governor Brown wants to raise taxes. So he puts this Proposition on the ballot to temporarily raise some taxes. I got a letter, paid for the the California Democratic party. In the letter was a sheet that listed three propositions and how good Democrats should vote on them. Conspicuous by it absence is the governor's proposition.
Did you know that here in California we pay 54.1 cents per gallon in State and Federal Taxes and another 12.9 cents per gallon in fees to the State? That's 67 cents per gallon. And Governor Brown wants to raise it.
is leaning toward a "No" vote on California Proposition 31. This is a good example of the initiative and referendum process gone awry. Those frustrated by our elected officials and who want to use the I and R process to participate in direct legislation sometimes end up frustrating the voters as much or more than the legislature. Why do so many issues have to be lumped together into one proposition? If I disagree with one component, then I am forced to vote "no" on the whole thing. I like the idea of a two-year budget. I do not like: 1.) That we don't even know if it is our county's intention to participate in the new plans. First commit the counties, then ask me to consider the proposition. 2.) The County of Los Angeles should not have a decison in how much of the state return would go to the cities. The county has a history of taking more than a fair share of revenue that is passed through their fingers. 3.) Gives the governor added authority to reduce state spending in emergency situations if the legis ...
there is nothing Macho about being a cowboy , please sign and share
I hate rodeos I am glad when the so called cowboys get hurt
They say Governor Brown will help dairy producers if they help support Prop 30. The question is what is the net gain ? NO money NO taxes now.
Governor Brown made a pitch for his tax increase
Governor Brown is set to speak at Sacramento City College about his controversial ballot measure.
Take it from a California resident: you see a lot of crazy things in this state. And it's about to get a lot crazier, thanks to Jerry Brown and Google. Governor Brown came to the Googleplex in
"Governor Brown is using the education budget to blackmail voters into supporting a tax increase."
The residents of San Bruno formally request that Governor Brown appoint a new President of the California Public Utilities Commission. Michael Peevey...
Dear Andre - It's not all the time that we get to report the good news of important disclosure bills being signed into law after you took action, but now we're able to: After nearly 1,500 of you signed the petition for SB 488, Governor Brown announced that he signed SB 488 -- a bill that will stop deceptive slate mailers from trying to fool voters by using the logos of police and firefighting organizations without their permission! SB 488 was authored by Senator Lou Correa and sponsored by the California Professional Firefighters. It was endorsed not only by firefighting and law enforcement groups, but by Secretary of State Debra Bowen and by good government groups like the California Clean Money Campaign and California Common Cause -- and by nearly 1,500 Clean Money petition signers like you! This follows the Governor's signature of AB 481, a bill sponsored by the Fair Political Practices Commission and endorsed by the California Clean Money Campaign, California Common Cause, Secretary of State Debra Bo ...
Two years ago, we asked Governor Brown at the CSU Fresno Gubernatorial Debate if he would support the Dream Act. He said he would. He set himself apart from his opponent, Meg Whitman, by stating "[she] wants to kick you out of this school because you are not documented and that is wrong, morally and humanly." Today, we ask you to join us in reminding Governor Brown to do what is right – morally and humanly – and sign the TRUST Act (AB 1081) into law. His signature will help keep families together and keep our communities and state safer. There are two big ways you can help: 1. Call Governor Brown’s office in Sacramento TODAY at (916) 445-2841 and tell him to sign the TRUST Act! Here’s a script that you can use: On behalf of California Dreamers, I am calling because I would like Governor Jerry Brown to sign AB 1081 – the TRUST Act – into law. The TRUST Act aims to restore trust between police and immigrant communities, which has been damaged by harmful federal detention and deportation programs ...
New Protections for Breastfeeding Workers Since September 28, when Governor Brown signed into law AB 2386, California has the strongest legal protection for employed mothers who want to breastfeed. This CWA-sponsored legislation makes it unlawful to engage in specified discriminatory practices in the workplace on the basis of breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding. In addition, California's Fair Employment and Housing Commission proposed new Pregnancy Disability Regulations, which include specific language about lactation as another medical condition related to pregnancy. ACTION: Please join CWA in thanking Governor Brown, author Allen (Assembly District 7), and co-authors Lowenthal (Assembly District 54) and Evans (Senate District 2) for their support.
Thank you, O' Governor Brown, thank you. Thank you for intervening just in the nick of time late Sunday to stop the meteoric rise in CA gas prices. Wow. Its Friday, 5 days later. Our local Chevron...my barometer of gas prices...has lowered their prices TWO whole honkin' CENTS in 5 days. Wow. Was that an effective move or what???!!! The reason for my cynicism? I waited to fill up until last minute...not at that Chevron, but another cheaper station. 21.76gal @ $4.559/gal...$99.24. $99.24. $99.24!!! It took TWO credit cards because the first one topped off at $75. CRAZY!!!
Governor Brown Solves California’s Gas Price Problem: Though the record gasoline prices paid by Ca... by Joe Jonart
Jerry Brown: What I've Learned - The governor of California on self-censorship and 24-hour politics and t...
Although California is facing a $16 billion annual budgetary shortfall, Governor Brown is determined to press ahead with high-speed rail — estimated to cost eventually over $200 billion.
So I am looking at the ads on the side of the news feed and it looks like 6,100 people like Governor Brown's tax idea. Good stuff. Nice to know that the majority of people in this state for once have realize that they are getting screwed...as if the $54M the Parks & Rec department were sitting on while closing state parks on his orders were not enough XD
Incredible: History is made in California as governor signs landmark LGBT bill
Just two days after Stacy Katz, Executive Director for Oakland’s WestCoast Children’s Clinic (WCCC), urged Governor Brown to sign AB 1956 into law, the Office o
Victor Davis Hanson writes on NRO: I thought of my fellow Californian Energy Secretary Steven Chu last week, when I paid $4.89 a gallon in Gilroy for regular gas — and had to wait in line to get it. The customers were in near revolt, but I wondered against what and whom. I mentioned to one . . .
I feel comfortable with three feet: two feet is about average in central CA.
Governor Brown Issues Order Allowing Early Sales of Winter Blend Gas To Help Lower Pain at the Pump via
what time are Senator Brown and Governor Patrick speaking at summit? Not on your website. Thanks!
The National Bank of Canada is attempting to foreclose upon hundreds of American families’ homes in California over old credit card debts, according to a published report. Bay Citizen reporter Rick...
I only wish that the President had challenged Governor Romney' statements as well as Elizabeth Warren is for Scott Brown.
Scott Brown: "on economic policies, you HAVE to listen to Governor Mitt Romney."
Meeting with and allied indstry w/ Sec of Ag Ross and Governor Brown.
Watching the Indiana Governor's debate. has seriously got to feel like he's on a stage amongst rejects. Wow.
Governor, is it possible to save Vermont and run for office again (like Gov. Jerry Brown, California) and save Vt.?
Governor Brown recently signed off on legislation that will enable classic car enthusiasts to buy brand new license plates with a retro look.
Thanks to Governor Brown's order and ARB action gas prices are starting to fall.
California Governor Jerry Brown signs bills that give veterans more state benefits.
California dairy farmers marching on Governor Brown office on Oct.18
California's average gasoline price set another record Monday, but there were signs that the run-up may come to an end even before the cheaper winter blend of fuel reaches consumers.
Keep Agent Ronald P. Chelius's killer behind bars by sending a No Parole letter in less than a minute. I just did this and it really is that fast.
Please let the Governor know why you are against the death penalty.
Self driving cars approved in CA - incredible development in transportation as a whole.
In 34 states, it is legal to keep imprisoned women in shackles even as they go into labor or give birth. Let's end this! (23854 signatures on petition)
I feel like itd be really easy to become governor of Wyoming.
When Governor Brown took office, he erroneously believed he was dealing with the same California Republican party with whom he had worked out so many things in the past. Instead, he was strung along just long enough for the temporary taxes put into place by Gov. Schwarzenegger, which were simply sup...
Politics aside, California Governor Jerry Brown enjoys matcha green tea! Gov. Brown said, "It has most of the...
Governor Brown signed AB 2015, a bill also known as the Calls for Kids Act. Learn about it here:
This is how Governor Jerry Brown should have responded to ICE's John Morton:
Can our Governor Brown explain to us WHY gas is so high... ONLY in California???
“At this stage in my life, I want to fix things. We are not going to kick the can down the road.” —Governor Jerry Brown
Important news from California. Governor Brown recently signed into law a bill that bans the use of ankle...
California Governor Jerry Brown vetoes right of Graduate Research Assistants to form union, grads continue fight:
Brown poll: Governor Chafee's job-approval rating at 28.5 percent, while 68.9 percent rate his performance as fair-to-poor.
Praying 4 my friend & brother Gerald "The Governor" Brown who lost his son this morning.
California Gas Prices All-Time High - Business Insider: California Governor Jerry Brown is pushing for an emerge...
Back in Dorchester, Brown picks up backing of former New Jersey governor | Dorchester Reporter
Correct! Just for fun we in California have to put up with the putz Governor Brown.
Former California Governor Pat Brown, commenting on an earthquake: "This is the worst disaster in California since I was elected."
New California Law Protects Employee Use of Social Media: California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new law p...
The blame is on production. But Governor Brown signed in winter blend ,like ASAP .DC
I have Boxer and Feinstein for Senators, Jerry Brown for Governor, Gavin Newsom for LtGov. Hush all y'all.
If Governor Brown is so concerned about gas prices in CA maybe he should suspend CA state sales tax on gas purchases as well as state excise and other taxes that at 46 cents per gallon to the price at the pump
After passing the California Legislature, Governor Brown REFUSED to sign SB1366: Report Lost and Stolen Guns.Share your disappointment!
Glad governor brown gave illegal immigrants a drivers license guess the government doesn't really represent the people that voted them in there anymore and trying to get rid of the death penalty here's a idea kill them quicker then they will think twice before committing a crime and will cost less
Inslee 2 Obama: When I become Governor, I will Bankrupt it just like U R 4 America & Brown is 4 CA.
Anger over Gov. Brown's vetoes has not subsided. Latest: condemns veto
Governor Jerry Brown recently approved a new law that that will eliminate algebra from California’s eighth-grade...
California Governor Brown vetoes bill that allowed towns to release ... - High school...
Not to worry. Governor Brown fixed it yesterday so it'll be down to $4.50 in no time!
I think LB Jerry Brown will be more effective than CA Governor Jerry Brown, but that's just me.
I am so glad to see the president and governor brown are protecting us from excessive oil company profits--gas cost me $5.00 a gallon yesterday! Farceurs!
With gas prices at a RECORD HIGH in California--Governor Brown finally makes a move that genuinely has the good of the people in mind-- he orders the early sale of "winter blend" gasoline. While this will take about a week to ten days to actually begin reaching the local gas stations (remember when they were called "service stations") it does signal relief for California motorists is on the way. This means that California wholesale suppliers can begin purchasing gasoline from non-California sources (who don't use the special blend) thereby increasing the supply and easing the crisis. For those outside of California-- you might not be aware that from February-October California motorists are forced to purchase a special blend of gasoline that is supposed to help reduce smog and improve air quality. Because this blend of gasoline costs more to produce it means that gasoline prices spike during the spring and summer months, at a time when prices tend to climb due to increased demand because of summer vaca ...
This October, the Women’s Policy Institute has a lot to celebrate. Less than a week ago, the Governor signed into law two WPI-sponsored bills—AB 2015 (Mitchell), also known as the Calls for Kids Ac...
As soon as the Summer Gas is used up the prices will fall... Thank You Governor Brown for releasing the winter supply of gas early to relieve the price here in CA.
The Speakers Tomorrow: Sheri Fogarty - Prop 37 volunteer Sheri has her degree in Nutrition, and advanced training in alternative medicine and classical homeopathy. Sheri writes about GMOs and real food at . Sheri is the leader of LabelGMOs.org - San Diego County, the state wide volunteer organization that got Prop 37 on the ballot. Nancy Casady - Prop 37 volunteer Nancy, a graduate of SDSU, is the General Manager of the People's Food Co-op in Ocean Beach and a Governor Brown appointee to the Food and Agriculture Board of California. She is the immediate President of the Truth in Labeling Coalition--a national organization working at the federal level for labeling of genetically engineered food in the U.S. by regulation or legislation. Michelle Ciccarelli Learch - Prop 37 volunteer Owner and operator of Cups (cupsLJ.com), a 3-Star Green Certified Bakery (certified by the Green Restaurant Association, dinegreen.com) - the first in California and San Diego’s only - in the village of La Jolla. Cups Culi ...
There is no system in place that ensures products on our store shelves are safe. Toxic flame retardants in our couches, BPA in our baby bottles, and...
The move is intended to increase gas supplies across the state.
The Tulare County jail is a building now 50 years old. Opened in the very early 1960′s, it’s the state-of-the-art in jail design. For the late 1950′s. It’s been through a...
By the way, I no longer vote for any, any propositions. I do not believe in the initiative, referendum or recall process in the State of California. It is a scam. Big money buys signature gatherers. They pretend to be concerned citizens while they get paid for each signature. The propositions themselves are always deceptively written, to a degree that rivals the best deceitful minds of Madison Avenue. My exception this year is Governor Brown's proposition to resolve the state budget crisis. Prop 30, is it? All the rest I will vote No on.
Governor Brown calling on a federal investigation on soaring gas prices. Hey Jerry don't you think they should have done this 2.00 a gallon ago and shouldn't need to be told to investigate. When Bush was president Nancy Pelosi said gas prices were outrageous at 3.00 per gallon and that it was the president's responsibility so why is it not President Obama's responsibility now?? Hypocrisy.
Video on msnbc.com: Rachel Maddow shares the story of how a drunken stock broker managed to alter the price of oil in the course of an overnight buying binge, and wonders what the explanation could be for the uniquely, exceptionally high gas prices in California right now.
Bike route image via Swrve Governor Jerry Brown's shocking last-minute veto of the
The CA Location Privacy Act (SB 1434) authored by State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and co-sponsored by the ACLU of CA and the EFF updates California privacy law to reflect the modern mobile world by providing needed protection against warrantless government access to a person’s location inf...
As the city of Atwater sets to vote on declaring a fiscal emergency, which would allow it to follow California municipalities Stockton, San Bernardino and Mammoth Lakes into bankruptcy, Cumberland Advisors' chief investment officer David Kotok declares municipal bankruptcy a disease that is spreadin...
Tell Governor Jerry Brown that he can veto a bill, but he can't veto a movement.
There's lots of news on the high gasoliine prices in California. Apparently there were two refineries down in the state during the very recent past (because of electrical problems). Continuing demand against decreasiing supply would count for increased prices. At the same time, I think it is interesting that before 2009 when Steven Chu became Pres. Obama's Energy Secretary, Mr. Chu stated gas prices in America needed to go as high as those in Europe ($8 to $9 a gallon) in order to wean Americans off fossil fuels. There may not be a connection in this situation to Sec. Chur's comments. However, government impacts prices - Governor Brown of California has ordered an easing of state regulations in order to lower prices. It should be noted that gasoline prices have more than doubled throughout the United States since Pres. Obama entered office in January, 2009, yet his administration brags on how inflation has been kept low.
As gas prices soar, Governor Jerry Brown will allow a shift to so-called winter blend gasoline. But what does that mean? And what's really behind price spike?
As gas prices hit another record high on Sunday at $4.696 a gallon for regular-unleaded, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered state smog regulators to allow winter-blend gasoline to be sold this month, a move in
I like the term "winter blend" for gas, like a fine cup of coffee. Governor Brown will switch to winter-blend, so gas prices should drop soon.
So gas prices in California have spiked up to $5 per gallon in some areas. Now Governor Brown is scrambling to find solutions. Per Senator Feinstein, gas production is the same as a year ago, so that can't explain the price hike. Maybe the oil industry thinks the consumer is stupid, but it seems this happens most holidays. By the way today is Columbus Day, a Federal Holiday. A holiday comes, more people are driving to visit family and to vacation, and surprise... gas prices go up. The very next week after the holiday has passed, the prices go back down. The oil companies will always blame it on something or someone else. Look at the math, Big Oil continued to make record profits DURING THE RECESSION. Just type in 'Oil companies profits' in Google. Most of the world's richest persons GOT WEALTHIER during the recession. I think everyone knows the real answer and who is getting duped. Ok, that's my rant for the year.
Filling up on gas in Az, not looking forward to Ca gas prices=( Heard on Cnn, Governor Brown is Lowering it=)
Sorry everyone! I clicked the WRONG button...so now, I have to write about it to you to share with you my opinion. I disagree with giving the schools more money. Vote NO on 30 and YES on 32. The union takes $62 a month from me to run a political machine I disagree with. The person who set this bill up was a huge union woman years ago, but came to the realization that unions are TOO powerful AND she says the commercials are lies to convince us to stay the same. Governor Brown is being deceptive, too. Use your common sense!
Wonder why we pay more money at the pump for summer fuel? Find out why summer fuel costs more than winter fuel.
Governor Brown ordered the CARB to allow winter blend gasoline sold before the scheduled date of October 31st.. We should see a drop in prices.. Crossing my fingers and toes..
In an effort to bring down gas prices, Governor Brown yesterday called on state regulators to allow the early sale of less expensive, winter-blend gasoline. Do you think it'll work or is it just a temporary fix?
Yay!!! Governor Brown is doing something to help Californians - he is granting permission for an early transition to winter fuels to help bring down fuel prices.
Morning FB..Thank U Governor Brown PLEASE deal wth this crazy GAS PROBLEM $40 and ima need more this wk and it only the 1st wk is the Month..Enjoy the Cooldwn..Don't 4get to Smile.
Governor brown signed an order last nite to allow us to start using winter blend gasoline early, usually we don't get it till November but these gas prices are killing everyone, this early winter gas should help out on the prices but how much?
Let's wait and see what Governor Brown do about these gas prices. Don't talk about it be about it.
In order to alleviate the ongoing and worsening pain at the pump felt by California's drivers who are paying a pretty penny for gasoline, today Governor Jerry Brown issued an order that would permit an early roll-out of
Breaking news! Governor Brown takes emergency measures and lifts the summer restriction. Stations can now start buying wholesale winter fuel and hopefully bring the gas prices down.
Way to go Governor Brown your a two weeks late and three weeks ahead of schedule
News Flash: Governor Moonbeam (*) instructed CARB to release the Winter Blend Reformulated Gasoline ASAP, because of the current supply squeeze. If they get that moving, relief is on the way soon. Some of the smaller refineries had already switched over and built a stockpile of Winter Blend in anticipation of November 1 - but they couldn't sell it yet, and weren't going to switch back. * - Anyone who is old enough to remember Governor Brown's fist two terms in office has the right to call him that. I was just a wee lad, but things were just as messed up then.
The governor ordered the California Air Resources Board to allow refiners and gas stations to roll out the winter blend before its previously-scheduled Oct. 31 sales date, an action the governor said will increase gas supplies up to 8-10 percent, "with only negligible air quality impacts."
I saw my first TV ad for prop 30 (Governor Brown's tax increase initiative). I wanted to puke. It was the usual cop/teacher/firefighter talking about how we are going to save the schools and improve education if we vote for Prop 30. No mention at all about the fact that this is a tax increase. And, of course, the "big lie" is that all of the money is going right to pension obligations ; the schools only benefit because the legislature passed a budget that slashes education (so that they can pay pension obligations) if the voters do not vote to raise taxes. It is so cynical and dishonest.
Wasn’t it Abraham Lincoln who said, government of the people, for the people and by the people? Doesn't it seem there should be a correlation between the size of the population and the amount of government spending? Well not in California. California has an unquenchable thirst for spending… and Governor Brown wants more. During the past 12 years, combinations of three California Governors have presided over government spending that bears no resemblance to the actual state population and its growth. California population during the past dozen years has grown from 33.9 million residents to 37.7 million, an increase of 11.2%. During this same time period, California government spending grew from $67.2 billion annually to its peak of $103 billion, a whopping percentage increase of 54%. After the past few years modest cuts, bearing no correlation to the dramatic state revenue downturn, we are still riding a 38% increase over the beginning of the 1999-2000 budget. All up, in relationship to population growt ...
With one damaged refinery in California, and another offline for repairs, California Regulations can not be met for the reformulated gas that is required to be sold there. The state will NOT temporarily lift the restrictions to allow gas to be sent in from AZ or Texas through the pipeline because it is not compliant - so the gas prices will continue to soar, hurting the local economy. California has regulated itself out of business, virtually ! The State of California is a prime example of an entitlement society that can't afford to sustain it's own Utopian fantasy and can no longer find enough of other people's money to pay for it. There are dozens of California City Governments that are absolutely bankrupt due to their unbridled spending on benefits for public employees that can no longer be paid for. The gas shortage may be the only way that the non-thinking California Democrats will wake up ! But then again maybe nothing will wake them up... learn to walk or ride a horse... Great job your doing Govern ...
I just received a letter from Sacramento telling me I must pay $150.00 Fire Prevention Fee. I cannot take on another burden because my cabin is in Wrightwood. THis is another ploy of Governor Brown to tax Californian's to death to pay for this state that is broke because of poor management. This is wrong wrong wrong.
Write to the Governor and the legislature to lift the Summer gas restrictions NOW! A formal request was submitted Thursday but there has been no action. Write Governor Brown! Make him act NOW!
..and with the rise in gas the governor's "Brown Streak" high-speed rail is looking better...NOT!
Wow, gas went up again overnight. Unbelievable and no end in sight. I saw $4.49 per gallon as the cheapest today and $4.89 per gallon at Chevron. Some places in CA are alreday over $5.00 per gallon. Come on Governor Brown, lower our emissions standards for a month so we can import from other states. Just one month.
By Juan G., Andy Libson, and Blanca M. What is Prop. 30? Proposition 30 is a sales and income tax initiative on the ballot for Nov. 2012 which is promoted by Gov. Brown and will raise between $7 and $9 billion for the general fund of the state. It proposes: - a temporary (4 years) raise of Californi...
So, we can instantly relieve the fuel shortage (and prices) by allowing the winter blended fuel to be distributed before the scheduled October 31st? But Governor Brown and CARB need to make sure there really is a shortage first? Why would any business fake a shortage to a point of allowing their customers to run out of product? Do you think the small amount of profit margin makes up for total lost sales in volume? Get off your *** and allow the winter blend 25 days early!
as a childcare provider i am happy to see Governor Brown plan for the new retirement for people working hard as us
Hey Governor Brown- release the Winter blend gas for Southern California early. There is plenty of it in storage right now, You could be the hero of someone besides the Unions. You could help We The People right now.
I just read the best article! It was about how Californian’s are being raped over the coals by almost $6 dollar a gallon gas, yet Governor Brown just announced he's going save 'Big Bird' by placing a special 2cent 'Birdy' tax on a gallon of gas in his state!! Nice……
The California Dream was built on schools and colleges, giving everyone a chance at a job and a future.Proposition 30 stops the cuts to our schools. Thirty a...
Another reason to love California: Gov. Brown signs legislation to protect consumers form "USED CAR" Dealers that finance their owns sales to bad/poor/damaged credit buyers, yet do not provide warranties.
my message to California Governor Brown: You suck it in, Baldy! No on dirty 30! If it's Brown, flush it down!
Governor Jerry Brown signed AB2530, which means that pregnant women can no longer be shackled in California’s jails and prisons. For more information about what this means and what’s ah...
Governor Jerry Brown made U.S. history by signing into California law the first ever ban on LGBT ‘conversion’ therapy. As reported inThe Daily News,“effective Jan. 1, mental health practitioners are prohibited from performing sexual orientation change efforts—known as reparative or conversion therap...
Governor Brown wants you to vote yourself new taxes, build a high speed rail from Modesto to Bakersfield and strip Peace Officers of their earned pensions...but where is he while our gas prices are skyrocketing? Missing in action! Can you trust this guy with your money? Think about who you're going to vote when your driving, or walking, to the polls.
I just called and wrote my assemblyman regarding the current gasoline prices in CA. Much of the high price problem could be solved if they release CA winter blend now vs. Nov. 1. Call your local rep and tell him to lean on Governor Brown to push this emergency measure through now.
This GAS Price Hikes thing has gotten a little ridiculous, in my opinion bordering on criminal. I bought gas over the weekend at $3.99. This morning ARCO was charging $4.67. It's because of problems at some CA refineries, we're told? Governor Brown should declare an emergency and allow any oil company outside of CA who do not operate in CA to import their gas for the next 30 days. I'll bet the prices will fall in CA then! How about it Governor Brown.
The California dream was built on our schools and colleges...but the last four years have been devastating. From overcrowded classrooms to college tuition hikes.It's time to stop the cuts and invest in our future.Proposition 30 will restore funding for schools and prevent billions in cuts this year.And Proposition 30 has tough accountability to make sure money goes to the classroom, where it belongs. Join me. For our students and California's future. Yes on 30.
Isn't anyone out there upset about these high gas prices? Am I the only one? I don't mind riding my bike (when I get one) to the local Ralph's but what about the doctor, dentist, Mike's appointments where "Access" doesn't go? We pay a lot of money in taxes for gas ...why don't they lower those taxes for us? I wrote to the useless Governor Brown who is more interested in his tax increases, the useless Senator Boxer who is more interested in getting a monument built of Cesar Chavez, and the useless, arrogant Diane Feinstein to ask about lowering the gas taxes to help us all out but all I will get is a "thank you letter" like before!!!
Hey Governor Brown, wake up gas is out of control, repeal the air quality standards for time being so we can fill up and get to work- nimrod.
Boo Governor Brown this sucker vetoed a bill that would have protected home health aid workers. He did it because they're thousands of workers from out side the country and they work six days a week 24hrs. A day with only one day off. That veto make sure they have no rights in the land of the free. He should have been recalled as soon as he revealed his plan. Y'all recalled gray davis for way less. The Gov. Mr. Brown is a sucka!!!
When NRDC released its new sustainable communities report last week with Move LA, we were optimistic that California Governor Jerry Brown would continue his long record of supporting good planning and economic development by signing SB 1156, the Sustainable Communities Investment...
Governor Brown Gives "Thumbs Down" to Healthy Communities, Misses Chance to Cut Traffic and Boost Investment: An...
Exciting news happening in the California pool market! As you may already be aware, AB 2249, which will extend eligibility for CSI-Thermal incentives to public and semi-private commercial swimming pools passed the California State Legislature in early September and was signed by the Governor Brown last Thursday. While the exact amount of the rebate has not yet been determined, early estimates indicate it will be between 35 and 50% of the cost of the system.
I agree however the democrats were in charge for the first two years of the President's term. Nancy Pelosi is so smart. You haved to read the healthcare package to know what is in it. Harry Reid Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes in 10 years. Barney Frank, well just look at him. Moron. Governor Brown in California passing a bill to let illegals get drivers license. Don't want to be driving in California.
California Governor Jerry Brown Saturday signed into law a bill banning licensed mental health providers treating teenagers and children from attempting "to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex". In a statement to the San Francisco Chronicle, Governor Brown described the bill: "This bill bans non-scientific 'therapies' that have driven young people to depression and suicide. These practices have no basis in science or medicine and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery". LGBT rights campaigners have welcomed the announcement. Chad Griffin, the president of the Human Rights Campaign, which petitioned Brown to pass the law, stated "LGBT youth will now be protected from a practice that has not only been debunked as junk science, but has been proven to have drastically negative effects on their well-being". Griffin also called for other states to implement similar laws. Kay Kendell from th ...
Governor Brown was on the wrong side of history by vetoing AB 889 and refusing to give domestic workers equal rights in California. Tell him to clean up his act!
The Governor of California signed AB 685 to establish safe, clean, and affordable water as a human right! Thank you southernly neighbor for leading the way on this important issue.
I need to get back to CA, where there is more sanity
One of the saving graces of modern progressivism is that eventually it gets too left-wing even for left wingers. That’s the takeaway from Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s volley of vetoes — 34 pieces of legislation passed by the Democrat-controlled
In the last hours of the last day of September, California governor, Democrat Jerry Brown vetoed a number of pieces of legislation that would be considered
The law on youth sentencing signed by Governor Jerry Brown of California on September 30, 2012, provides hope for nearly 300 youth offenders sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, Human Rights Watch said today.
"I'm in the buisness - Dont Judge me". lol SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Betsy Butler (D-Los Angeles) today announced that Governor Brown has signed her legislation updating the Household Goods Carriers Act in order to protect consumers from fraudulent moving companies. “AB 2118 would bring a much needed update to the Household Goods Carriers Act by going after illegal, unpermitted moving companies who prey on unknowing consumers,” said Assemblymember Butler. “These criminals will quote low prices to lure unsuspecting consumers only to later hold their belongings hostage for more money. No one should have to endure this type of treatment during a life transition.” This bill clarifies that the Household Goods Carriers Act and California Public Utilities Commission rules regulating mover activities apply to unpermitted movers while increasing fines to mirror those applicable to licensed operators. Additionally, the bill codifies the definition of a household goods broker while creating a new section ...
This Sunday was the deadline for the governor to sign or veto bills passed by the Legislature. We are thrilled to report that Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 9, the Fair Sentencing for Youth Act, which gives youth sentenced to life without parole the opportunity for resentencing.
Governor Brown create jobs! Adding taxes isn't going to fix the state!
Take action today and join groups uniting around the vetoes of Trust Act, Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights and farm workers’ heat protection billsFarm workers, domestic workers, and DREAM students will gather in front of the Ronald Reagan State Building alongside several labor and community organiza...
Sacramento, CA‐ In a strong affirmation of the Golden State’s commitment to the environment, Governor Brown today designated the endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle as California’s official state marine reptile by signing into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1776 by Assemblymember Fong (D- Cupertino). ...
Have read many comments saying this isn't enough. I celebrate my ancestors every day...how can I seperate myself "from" myself and those who have walked before me? As for Governor Brown...I'm happy that he is finally feeling the call of the drum...perhaps he is dancing for us!
Governor Brown gets one wrong in California, vetoing a bill that promised real location privacy
Some people don't think much of our Governor Brown, BUT we have one of the sanest around. Thank god we didn't vote for old Meg.
Thank you Governor Brown for being a true leader with the courage to what is right for the people of your state. Let's hope the citizens other states will soon have the peace of mind knowing their water is safe for future generations.
Hurray! Governor Brown supports SB 535 & AB 1532. Thank you to everyone who supported this important effort.
Once again, agendas and political correctness trumps sanity. Governor Brown(shirt) signed a bill this morning that will make it illegal to council any individual struggling with sexual identity. so if you've been raped or molested or simply want help you will no longer be able to receive this kind of counseling. It's disheartening when politics and agendas take presidence over people.
2-year extension of the production tax credit will keep CA competitive for tens of thousands of production-related jobs
He did it! Governor Brown signed SB 9 into law...juveniles sentenced to life in prison without parole can now... http: ...
Governor Brown outlaws therapeutic psychological counseling, but takes no stance on the barbaric practice of lobotomies or a host of other questionable medical procedures. How does limiting parental access to therapies help people? Maybe Brown needs a lobotomy himself.
Jerry Brown extends CA's $100M-a-year film and tv tax credit until 2017. Will it be enough to compete with NY, LA, GA?
"California will give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants." Governor Brown just wants to get a head start on those voter ID's.
I am upset, but we will be heard Governor Brown Denies Overtime Protection to Domestic Workers in CA
Governor Brown Vetoes California Domestic Workers Rights BillPosted by:nicole.rolandPosted date:October 01, 2012In:Featured News,Union News|comment :0By HANNAH DREIERSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced that he had vetoed legislation that would have provided overtime pay, m...
Brown vetoes bill forcing sale of Caltrans-owned homes: Liu measure would have hastened transactions in 710 gap.
Governor Brown Vetoes Domestic Workers Bill of Rights: As Kevin Johnson pointed out earlier today, ...
California Governor Brown vetoes AB 369 today, the patient-protection legislation that would have prohibited health plans from requiring those living with arthritis and other painful conditions to try and fail on more than two medications before they are allowed to have the pain medication prescribed by their doctor. The Governor's veto message is attached.
California’s governor late Sunday vetoed a bill that would have allowed local authorities to free undocumented i... http: ...
California's Domestic Workers Bill of Rights was vetoed yesterday by Governor Brown. The bill's author, Tom Ammiano, used a profanity to describe his personal reaction to learning of the veto. Read on for details.
Photo: Three Strikes on Civil Rights What. The *** Just happened. Governor Jerry Brown of California just...
Dissappointed in Jerry Brown, families will continue to be broken and deported at an alarming rate because of his... h ...
California bans *** CURE"... wow I didn't even know that its an illness.. thanks governor Brown for the ban :)
Governor Brown Signs Bills that Will Play Key Role in California’s Environmental Health and Economic Recovery
A sad day for people in pain in CA - and everywhere... FOR GRACE EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT OVER GOVERNOR BROWN’S...
Governor Brown decided to VETO AB 1270, it would've allowed media to access prisoners inside to expose conditions
New California Real Estate Laws for 2013 by: CAR The ink may not yet be dry on some of the legislative bills that Governor Brown signed...
I can't say I've agreed with all of Governor Brown's bills but lately he's done some good things - this being one of them.
Legislation to allow California children to have more than two parents was vetoed today by Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill would have given judges authority to recognize multiple parents if...
California governor: if you're going to be a foster parent, you're going to get trained on issues:
"We hold Governor Brown responsible for each and every domestic violence victim, food vendor, and contributing... ht ...
If Romney was such a good governor, why is MA going to Obama by nearly 30 points?? via
Fair sentencing for youthmeans recognizing that young people are different from adults and our courts and laws should treat them that way.Justice for youthmeans accountability with the chance to turn around.
Domestic workers in California will continue to be excluded from or discriminated against by most labor and employment laws.
Governor Jerry Brown on September 25 signed historic legislation establishing a state policy that every Californian has a human right to safe, clean, affordable and accessible drinking water. AB 685, authored by Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Alhambra), also
Dissapointed with Governor Brown. Why would he vetoed the Trust Act? Lack of leadership, knoweledge, and heart? Pressure from the Fed. Gov.? He better have a good explanation...
Calling the disputed method for overcoming homosexual attraction dangerous, the state became the first to ban it for youths.
Thank you governor Brown of California for driving Cali to be the first state to ban therapy for *** teens to "turn" them straight. Intelligent people understand it is impossible to change our genetics.
Los Angeles - September 29, 2012.In response to Governor Brown's veto of the TRUST Act (AB 1081), Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the Natio...
Updated at 12:34 p.m. ET: California has become the first state in the nation to ban therapy that tries to turn *** teens straight. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed Senate Bill 1172, which prohibits children under age 18 from undergoing “sexual orientat …
Thank you Governor Brown for vetoing both heat stress bills! These bills do not accomplish their task in protecting farm workers and instead create work for trial lawyers with their bounty hunter provisions. One small success in the Ag industry... Now lets focus on defeating Prop 37!
Governor Brown vetoed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and the Trust Act. The struggle continues! Makibaka! Sylvia Lopez: “For decades we have tirelessly cared for California’s homes, children, the elderly and people with disabilities without the protection of basic rights...Governor Brown has done a tremendous disservice to thousands of domestic workers, their families and the people they care for.”
Yep ... Governor Brown is all over the map.. unbelievable! He vetoed the TRUST Act which would have limited the state's law enforcement's interactions with federal immigration enforcement efforts. Many more families broken up on Gov Brown's watch~
Governor Brown vetoes the Trust Act, another bill granting overtime protection to domestic workers, another bill granting farm laborers almost as much right to relief from heat and thirst as animals on the farm, and another bill allowing farm workers to form a union when a majority indicates they want a union. All in all, a sad day for immigrant laborers and families who are being devastated by deportation-induced separations by the tens of thousands. I am working with one family where the deportations were of parents who never chose to come here. They came as children, have US citizen children of their own, but the family has been destroyed by the immigration system that Governor Brown supports. Shame on the governor!
California has become the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making *** teenagers straight.
Governor Brown vetoes AB 889 that would have created terms for replacement or fill in workers for domestic workers.
Woke up to the sad news that Governor Brown vetoed the TRUST act and the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Lots more organizing to do!
Governor Brown vetoes the Trust Act and the Domestic Worker's Bill of Rights, BUT approves driver's licenses for some undocumented immigrants. His message to immigrants? "Drive to work, show up on-time, and don't complain about your working conditions."
California becomes first state to ban *** teen 'conversion' psychotherapy
Vax free kids =) 15yrs and counting...I have done my research...learning something new every single day !
This is a remarkable positive step forward!
On the one hand, Governor Brown of California has signed a bill banning *** conversion therapy in the state. On the other hand, he has also signed a bill allowing unvaccinated kids to be enrolled in school (after their parents obtain a waiver stating that they were informed of the benefits and risks of immunization). Well, I guess even the children of foolish parents need a good education.
Ending the use of disputed therapies to “overcome” homosexuality in minors was supported by medical and psychological societies and state and national advocates for *** rights.
Well, Governor Brown finally did something great! He vetoed a law that would have allowed parents of a suspected *** child to send them to a very very controversial psychotherapy, that basically would allow them to try to pray the *** away. Now, most educated people knower how preposterous this is, and so going around you get 2 thumbs up for me way to go bud!
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to put an end to so-called ex *** therapy against LGBT youth, making his the first state to protect young people from such practices.
For those who didn't catch it...Governor Brown did not veto AB2109. Which *** because it was a doc/pharma bullying tactic against our rights. HOWEVER it appears it is kind of a wash as he did add a religious exemption to our state. We shall see how it all plays out but for now I consider it still a win for those who fought so hard at protecting our rights! Now we keep fighting and help some other states as well because we know this wont stop.
We really need to get Governor Brown out of office too! Ridiculous!
.on location...statement on Governor Brown of California he will one day meet his maker and all those who change the laws opposing gods laws shall be judged and it's going to happen and it's not going to be pretty. The twisted White House along with twisted immoral governing under bodies through out the states.
Very grateful to Governor Brown for banning anti *** "conversion therapy" in California!
Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday.
This is such important news---and I hadn't heard one word about it until now. I hope this is just the beginning and every state will follow.
While disappointed Governor Brown did not sign AB 369 into law, I still have hope. For one, our voices were heard by those in Congress. Keep sharing your stories and know people are listening. Sending healing wishes.
Wowww governor brown can go eff himself lets give illegal immagrants there drivers lisences I know its only certain agea but *** ! Screw rhis illegals send them back !
The Motion Picture Association of America and SAG-AFTRA today commended Gov. Jerry Brown for signing into law a two-year extension of California’s $100 m
Calif. gov. OKs bill on illegal immigrant licenses
Governor Brown has signed into law AB2189 giving an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens in California the right to drivers licenses. Now illegals will have access to just about everything afforded to legal citizens.
All states should pass a similar law, keep the quacks at bay!
Governor Brown has VETOED bill AB 889- Hooray! A good start to October. For the families out dealing with child care. He just saved you what would have been ALOT of future chaos!
*** yes, loving this law. Making it illegal for licensed therapists & mental health professionals to harm LGBT youth through "shame, verbal abuse, and aversion therapy, that place youth at high risk of depression and suicide".
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