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You know the Governor is Jerry Brown right? CA GOP conventions are held in a booth at Denny's
talk to governor brown. We're trying as hard as we can!
Sad day for Athletic Trainers in CA. The only state in the nation with no regulation. Governor Edmund G. Brown Vetoes AB 1890
very short sighted and negligent Governor will have to live the consequences of your decision!
Confused that was not passed, very hurt by Governor Brown's reason for his veto.
Governor approves changes that update references to mental health problems in California law.
Governor Brown signs Senate Bill to boost fuel efficiency of trucks
Shoutout to for hosting a brown bag lunch for our 2014 Governor's Fellows
do not for bill McDougall, Ron brown, n the 50 or so that died knowing Clinton's from governor time. Many friends die earlier
Governor Jerry Brown signs a new gun control bill.
We need to file a lawsuit against governor brown and the senate of california immediately blocking all unconstitutional bills passed/signed
Governor signs a new gun control bill.
JUSTICE must be served! Let's start with Governor Brown in California...Inundate him with letters and phone...
- Jerry Brown signs gun control bill...Thank you Governor!
AB 1964 was signed by Governor Brown this morning! Thank you for all the calls you made!! It makes in
We have both "Charlie Brown" and "Coonrippy Brown" on the August ballot for governor...
Thank you ..for removing Confederate flags from the Cal Expo fairgrounds. My statement:
but they all have the same governor: Gerry Brown. And they are all linked by high speed rail
Currently California faces an extreme shortage of trained medical residents and physicians. AB 1838 is an...
Who comes after Jerry Brown as California's next governor: The three top picks - Even as Californians prepare to...
CA, Governor Brown says today that he is allowing. the CA legislature to put the Overturn Citizens United Act on the. November ballot.
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ThinkProgress says and are pursuing climate-friendly policies.
Center for American Progress says radical anti-groups are wrong — is Green.
Thank Governor Brown for putting SB 1272 on the ballot! (California Clean Money Campaign)
Reminder that a man named Coonrippy Brown is running for governor of Tennessee so he can get his pet raccoon back.
Join us! Governor Brown to Lead Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico: via
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Saturday that legalizes the use of Bitcoin and other digital currencies
California governor will decide this summer if a cop killer will be released
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed bills that recognise the legal use of Bitcoins other digital currencies .
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Lt Governor Anthony Brown is part of the problem.
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill which legitimize payments of goods and service with bitcoins
Bitcoin is now legal in California. Not that anyone was arrested for using it before. Governor Jerry Brown signed...
A libertarian flourish from our infamously liberal governor. Bitcoin in, restaurant regs out.
Good, Governor Brown signed the repeal of the gloves law.
Calif.Governor Brown signs bill to streamline teacher firings |
California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill Legalizing Bitcoin: “In an era of evolving payment methods, from...
Governor Makes Changes to Second District Court of Appeal: Gov. Jerry Brown has made four changes to the Secon...
Governor Brown signs AB 129 into law, allowing use of alternative currencies like in California:
California approves use of and other non-governmental currencies. Thanks, Governor Brown.
In the Governor's race, Anthony Brown said he has a plan 2 create jobs but, he couldn't figure out 1 as Lt. Governor. Vote
If anyone is using Bitcoin in California, you are going to be (if you're not already) SCREWED!!
Jerry Brown does not deserve to be re-elected governor, unless you like violent criminals roaming free in California!
California Governor Jerry Brown elevates former aide's position on court
New Article about California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a measure that sought to grant bitcoin 'le...
Bitcoin is now legal tender in California as Governor Brown signs bill AB 129 (oh, and metal band Mastodon) -
Re: How to join the Bitcoin world. Quote. California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill tha...
The >>> California Governor Jerry Brown signs bill to bring bitcoin and other currency into fold
It is FRACKING maddening! SB 4 launched the insanely short-sighted, extreme fracking, climate wrecking, health impacting, methane releasing, drinking water polluting, earthquake inducing, water supply depleting, railcar exploding and pipeline puncturing BLACK GOLD rush in the middle of California's drought impacted farm community and densely packed urban areas. The draft regulation piñata for the oil companies has coated Governor Brown in extreme crude and burst the myth that he has any real care the long term economic and environmental health of California and will lock us on a disastrous path that replicates all of the damage being done in the rest of the country. WE, AT THE LOCAL LEVEL ARE THE LAST LINE OF DEFENSE. And if we drop the ball, perhaps it will serve us right when we are 6 feet deep in "La Brea Tar Pits" all across this country.
URGENT NMUSD PARENTS PLEASE READ: Dear Parents, Your District needs your support in a letter writing, emailing and calling campaign to members of the State Assembly and Governor Brown. Last night it was announced that the Assembly has a made a change to the State’s budget that will be voted on this Sunday as a Budget Trailer Bill. This proposed bill will limit NMUSD’s ability to maintain its reserves! If this passes it will make things significantly more difficult for NMUSD. The reserves made our district able to survive the recession without pay cuts, furlough days or loss of instruction time! Please take the time to contact Assembly members. You can look up their contact information at: Governor Brown can be reached via facsimile at (916) 558-3160. Below is a sample letter for you to personalize. Remember to include your name and address! Spread the word...this must go out ASAP...the Assembly votes on Sunday, June 15th Here is a sample letter from HCPTA. Please include this letter for yourselves; gr ...
Fairgrounds Appreciation Month- June is California Fairgrounds Appreciation Month, and we invite you to celebrate with Western Fairs Association. Until the California budget is signed by Governor Brown, we will release new messaging focusing on one aspect of fairgrounds. You can help by spreading the word on social media and by sharing with these posts with your legislators. Today's topic is agriculture. Hands-on exhibits and live animal encounters at fairgrounds help students to understand the essential need of the agriculture industry. Please share! Livestock Auctions generate more than $50 million in sales every year, supporting youth education. Please share! - Please Share Today
Get to know Neel Kashkari, the Calif. republican facing off against Governor Brown in Nov:
Neel Kashkari in Corona Del Mar: "Governor Brown, we are going to make you answer for our lack of jobs."
But what if I write-in "Francis De Valois" instead of voteing for Jerry Brown for Governor of California.
Former Md. governor Hughes adds his backing for Brown’s gubernatorial bid
County is major food producer, but it’s also where fracking wells are next door to farms and schools.
Governor Brown meets with governor of Shandong Province.
No, won't beat Gov. Jerry Brown, but he won't embarass GOP nationally like Tim Donnelly would.
I'll have Filet O Fish meal with extra tartar, go large and I guess a Jerry Brown for governor since I'm probably not going to eat it anyway
15% of California Republicans plan to vote for Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in Tuesday's primary
Jerry Brown so dominant, little voter interest in campaign: "On a scale of 1 to 10, it's a 1."
Jerry Brown holds massive lead in latest LAT/USC poll. GOP race tightening, but of little import.
Jerry Brown has big lead, Kashkari & Donnelly tied for 2nd in poll.
What a difference a couple of years makes. Here is CTA President Dean Vogel's original statement about Governor Brown's Pension Proposal. Now, Dean Vogel advocates CTA endorsement that teachers contribute 2% more to our pension to receive the same historic rates. Which means working harder, longer for less. August 28, 2012 Governor Brown’s Pension Reform Agreement Will Not Move California Forward BURLINGAME – Dean E. Vogel, president of the 325,000-member California Teachers Association, released this statement regarding the pension reform agreement announced by Gov. Brown today: “We have been working in good faith with the governor and Legislature to obtain pension solutions that will move our state forward. This plan does not achieve that goal. This process has not been transparent, it does not recognize the tremendous cuts that have already been made to our schools, and it does not respect the disproportionate impact it will have, largely on women working in our classrooms. Instead, it will ma .. ...
In Tuesday primary, Jerry Brown has backing of 81% of likely Dem voters and 62% of indies, per USC/LAT poll.
California community invites Governor Jerry Brown to see a fracking field from the playground
Poll: Jerry Brown leads, GOP foes in dead heat for No. 2...
We are all sick and tired of being sick and tired. Take a stand on June 3rd. Let Rodriguez be the one to challenge governor Brown and the status-quo in the November elections.
Apparently Governor Brown has figured out what to do with the expected Budget Surplus --- FRESNO, Calif. (KMJ) -- California's payroll costs could soon be going up again. A tentative agreement between Governor Jerry Brown and the California Association of Professional Scientists, could cause payroll expenditures to increase, by around $19 million over the next two years. The labor agreement calls for giving a 4.5% pay raise to about 3,000 unionized scientists. The union has been pushing for an across-the-board salary boost, saying that members earn far less than their counterparts, who are employed by other agencies.
I really hope that Governor Jerry Brown sticks to his guns with regard to the issue of court funding here in California. The court system is incredibly misused as a first resort for resolution of conflicts, when it was designed to be used as a last resort. The biggest "pet peeve" judges have is that counsel don't properly meet and confer before appearing in court or for trial, despite what the Code provides. I know perfectly well that MANY attorneys file motions with the court BEFORE even attempting to resolve the issue(s) outside of court. Along with budget cuts is the reality that attorneys must seriously consider assisting their clients to resolve disputes outside of court. Since they weren't doing this AND since the courts were meant to be used only as a last resort, I am afraid that the only way to stop this abuse is to cut the funding. Governor Brown, I beg you to hold firm in your stance!
I had to wait for the dust to settle, and for the listed on line published tally of votes from yesterdays' close call in the California Senate. Unfortunately, the swing voters did not heed our voices and SB-1132, Holly Mitchell's anti-fracking bill was killed on the CA senate floor on 5/29/14. The good news? We got much farther this year than last year. Also, more counties and cities in California have banned fracking and are continuing to do so. Recent surveys show two thirds or close to 65% of Californians want fracking banned. We are ever closer every year. As you read on, I will list my suggestions for the future. Californians, I encourage you to thank these senators for trying. They need our support and encouragement. Attempted Hero's, Ayes: Beall, Corbett, De León, DeSaulnier, Evans, Hancock, Jackson, Leno, Lieu, Liu, Mitchell, Monning, Padilla, Pavley, Steinberg, Wolk The bought and sold senators who did not heed your calls to action to protect our best interest as a whole? I encourage you to prin ...
5/30/14 Dear President Obama, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Governor Brown, Richard Bloom and Cristina Garcia, The use of lethal force on Our Pets by law enforcement is a violation of Our Constitutional Rights, yet it happens every single day in the United States of America, and to this day, I have not heard one of my Political Leaders addressing this horrific and barbaric practice of allowing our Public Servants - Police Officers to murder Our Pets. This is unacceptable from a Country that prides itself on freedom. We even have a document of freedom called the Bill of Rights. It documents the freedoms which belong to us and cannot be revoked unless they are ignored and superseded by tyrannical leadership. Two Pet Dogs were shot today by Police Officer’s use of lethal force, the shootings were in the State of Texas and the State of Oklahoma. Sincerely, Patty Jackson
Governor Brown appoints Awet Kidane to serve as Director of DCA; Tracy Rhine appointed to serve as Deputy Director:
Governor Jerry Brown thinks fracking has zero impact on Californians. We beg to differ, and so do the people who live in the state’s most-fracked county: Fracking is bad for our climate and bad for people. We’re calling on Governor Brown to ban fracking, but we don’t want him to just hear it from us…
We are all stunned and disappointed by Judge Brown's decision today. Given the evidence presented in the hearing on Wednesday, we feel his decision was neither in the best interest of the People or Mr. Hubbart. We do not intend to accept this decision. We have been in contact with our legislators and have their full support in taking this direct to Governor Brown. This rural area is in no way a suitable location for Mr. Hubbart. Children walk home from school thru this remote neighborhood and will be at extreme risk. Law enforcement is completely inadequate to be able to handle a high-risk, sexually violent predator. There is NO street lighting or paved roads in this area. Mr. Hubbart has no ties to the High Desert area of Los Angeles County. He has family in other counties of the State and should be where he is located so he will have the best chance for success. In Lake Los Angeles, he will not be welcome. We find it highly doubtful that he knows he is going to be in this part of Los Angeles County. He ...
Kern County is the most-fracked county in California by a wide margin. This region also has the worst air quality in the nation, as well as highly elevated rates of cancer and respiratory illness. For the people that live here, fracking means more oil extraction, more crippling climate impacts, and more impacts on their health. But residents of Kern County are fighting back. They've invited California Governor Jerry Brown to come see the impacts of fracking for himself. Join them and sign the petition to Governor Brown here:
Check this out MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Governor's Press Office Saturday, March 1, 2014 (916) 445-4571 Governor Brown Signs Drought Legislation SACRAMENTO – As California grapples with the driest period in its history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation to assist drought-affected communities and provide funding to better use local water supplies. “Legislators across the aisle have now voted to help hard-pressed communities that face water shortages,” said Governor Brown. “This legislation marks a crucial step – but Californians must continue to take every action possible to conserve water.” The legislation had broad, bipartisan support. SB 103 passed 34-2 in the Senate and 64-3 in the Assembly. SB 104 passed 33-3 in the Senate and 68-1 in the Assembly. The bills provide $687.4 million to support drought relief, including money for housing and food for workers directly impacted by the drought, bond funds for projects to help local communities more efficiently capture and manag ...
Due to the State of Emergency that Governor Brown has announced for all of San Diego County, Bellus Academy will remain closed for today along with all of the San Diego Unified schools that are closed for today. We hope that you and your family and friends are all safe. Thank you to our firefighters, police and volunteers who have worked to contain the fires and execute evacuations to ensure that our community is safe. Bellus will reopen Friday for all classes and salon service. Please continue to check back for any updates.
BREAKING: Governor Brown just declared a state of emergency in San Diego County. My Home SWEET Home =(
GREAT NEWS! Gov. Jerry Brown (signed Speaker John A. Pérez's (AB 1035, which extends death benefits to 420 weeks after the injury, instead of 240 weeks. This is a huge win for public safety men and women in California who put their lives on the line everyday keeping our communities safe. Thank you to everyone who sent letters of support, to every legislator who voted for the measure and to Governor Brown for signing this important measure! A message from Governor Brown:
Happy May Revise Day! Earlier this morning, Governor Brown rolled out his May Revisions for 2014/15, which include an additional $2.4 billion in revenue. As expected, the budget for CSU remained the same, with the governor proposing another allocation of an additional $142 million on top of our base budget. FEAR NOT! Your advocacy leading up to this has not be in vain! We’ve been banking on the legislature being the one to take action on our behalf, particularly with the Assembly given the Speaker’s support and that of many of his Assembly colleagues. Our budget advocacy work with the CSU is going very well and we have almost ½ of the legislature signed on to a letter in support of our additional funding!! Now, this is where we need to kick our advocacy up a notch! The Assembly and Senate budget subcommittees will work together over the next few weeks to determine what additional money, if any, they add to the budget for CSU. We’re optimistic that they will add some money, but we need your HELP pu ...
Governor Brown is holding press conferences in Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego tomorrow. There will be rallies at all three events. PLEASE join us tomorrow!!! Sacramento, 8:30 AM, North Steps of the state capitol: Angeles, 11:45 AM, Ronald Reagan State Building: Diego, 2:15 PM, San Diego City Administration Building: BIRD DOGGING HIM!!!
I am very happy to report that I've received an official endorsement from Governor Jerry Brown for my re-election as Monterey County Sheriff. Governor Brown and I have worked very closely over the last couple of years regarding the jails and how to improve conditions and deal with re-alignment. I am very appreciative of his endorsement. We have spent a lot of time working through numerous public safety issues in Sacramento, most specifically the jail overcrowding and re-alignment. Thank you Governor Brown.
ALERT! Jerry Brown will be at San Diego City Hall Tuesday. We'll be there to let him know he needs to shut down fracking in California. Can you be there? What: Rally to urge Governor Brown to ban fracking When: Tuesday, May 13, 2:15 PM Where: City Hall, 202 C St, San Diego, CA 92101 (out front)
KCRA 3 political analyst Kevin Riggs has the latest news on Neel Kashkari's endorsements and Governor Brown's trip to Mexico.
Governor Brown ramps up drought action, scientists weigh best options for the Delta, and much more news
California raised taxes at the request of Governor Brown in order to avoid reforming public employees’ pensions and to avoid making other needed reforms. My Anna Bryson for State Assembly 2014 platform says: “Unfunded public-employee defined-benefit pension liabilities are currently the single greatest threat to the provision of basic public services in California. The state already has $400 billion in unfunded pension costs that will cause layoffs of teachers and police officers unless we freeze the size of pensions today and start offering 401(k) pensions going forward.” Link to Brian Calle interviews Grover Norquist:
Lt. Governor Brown is right, Doug Gansler’s claim that serving your country in Iraq isn’t a “real job” is reckless
Governor Brown: Protect Endangered Amphibians by Banning the Importation of Bullfrogs to California via
Governor Brown, you're doing a fine job. Must be that evil pot that's killing the state.
MY friend posted this so I had to steal it .Why do I have to claim my state income tax refund as income? It isn't income. It's change, because you overcharged me and now YOU owe ME. When you buy something at a store for $15, and give the cashier a $20 bill, they give you $5 change. That isn't income. It was my money already. I have no doubt that if Governor Owe'Malley could figure out a way to charge taxes on that, he would. I suspect he is leaving that task for Lt. Governor Brown.
In Governor Jerry Brown's office in the Capitol. The copper bear was purchased as a gift to the State by Arnold Schwarzenegger with his own money in 2009. Also the fish was caught by Governor Brown's father 50 years ago.
At the Cesar Chavez movie with Governor Brown, Arturo Rodriguez and Marcos Gutierrez
Senator Yee from: San Francisco, has been suspended from the California Senate, and now Governor Brown is asking for his expulsion. I hope that Senator Yee is gone for good! He does'nt deserve to be in Public Office, ever again!
Yee made repeated attempts to outlaw semi-automatic rifles, his SB 374 was vetoed by Governor Brown last year.
San Mateo home care provider Tuyhoa Do meets with Heather Falkenthal, legislative director for Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski. Tuyhoa is on the verge of tears, explaining how Governor Brown's plan to cap home care hours will devastate her family and the quality of care of the client she cares for.
Lt. Governor Brown is hosting a press conference at SCT in one hour. Feels nice to have a bustling building.
Parker: ‘Gov. Moonbeam’ finds his center. I support Governor Brown for president.
The Children's Village of Sonoma County needs your help, now more than ever before. Nick Honey, MSW, Human Services Department Family, Youth & Children's Division calls the Village, "A wonderful Program", February 28, 2014 Press Democrat! What the Press Democrat did not say is: The Village keep sibling groups together. Reduces multiple placements in foster homes. Provides a family-like environment with trained house parents who reside with foster youth in four separate homes. Due to California's budget crisis, and changes made to foster care funding by bill AB74 passed in December 2013, all of our children are at risk of being moved out of the Village immediately. Please contact your representative and Governor Brown. As a result of AB74, children are no longer being referred to live in the Village. This is a disaster for children in our county and state, and sibling groups in particular. This is a disaster for our unique, successful model of foster care. Something must be done - please help us get the wo ...
Governor Brown is Ready for Four More Years:         Governor Jerry Brown is ready for four more years...
Jerry Brown for Governor! ... Just read the letter from Governor Brown, throwing his hat in the ring for another term!!!
Governor Brown's proposed water fix involves the town of Hood which is along the Sacramento River. Very informative article.
THE PRESIDENT:  Well, first of all, I want to thank Joe and Maria Del Bosque and their beautiful daughters for showing Governor Brown and me around their farm. 
CONGRATULATIONS to my brother, Joe L Del Bosque! You and Governor Brown plus the other farmers who attended the round-table discussion with the President scored a huge goal! We saw you and Maria Gloria standing next to the President as the latter announced the short-term emergency actions and the long-term plans and initiatives that will be needed. We know how hard you have worked for several years to get attention to the water issues. For the first time, we are optimistic that finally real progress will be made. I loved it when the President reminded people that if Pres. John Kennedy and then-Gov. Edmund Brown could come together to build the California Water Project, then surely he and Gov. Jerry Brown can come together to develop the next stage to ensure California's future water resources. Outstanding, impressive work, mi hermano! Thank you!
Protocol? Our freeway signs remind us that Governor Brown and Mayor Garcetti are letting us know we are in a serious drought situation here in SoCal. Do we really need to wash our cars if they are only a little dusty? What is the protocol for gently reminding someone that wasting water on a car wash may not be the best idea? Thoughts?
Governor Brown is helping Big Oil frack up California's communities and climate. Learn more about fracking in California and take action to demand a ban!
Today, Central Valley farmers and families were dealt another blow when the California Department of Water Resources reduced State Water Project allocations from 5% to 0% in light of yesterday’s finding that the California snowpack is only 12% of its average this time of year. The pressure this decision puts on the already dangerously low reservoirs and groundwater banks is unsustainable. That is why House Republicans have put forth and will vote next week on a solution to California's man-made water problems. This bill, led by Rep. David Valadao (CA-21) and joined by myself and every other California Republican House member, is a responsible answer to the hardship the Central Valley is currently facing. Unfortunately, Governor Brown and Senator Feinstein oppose the House solution. Perhaps more disturbing is their failure of leadership in offering a solution of their own to bring Central Valley communities new or additional water. As the House acts on Rep. Valadao’s legislation next week, I urge Gover ...
Governor Brown picks Michael Picker, his senior adviser for renewable energy, for the California Public Utilities...
Congratulations to Susan Riggs, Executive Director of the San Diego Housing Federation and Fieldstone Executive Learning Group graduate on her appointment to Governor Brown's Administration where she will serve as Deputy Secretary for Housing Policy in the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency. Susan will step down as the Executive Director on March 7th. An interim ED will be hired while a national search is conducted.
Citrus Heights Mayor Mel Turner and Rancho Cordova Mayor Dan Skoglund were my guests in the Assembly Chambers today for Governor Brown's State of the State address. Here is a view of Mayor Skoglund above the Assembly Floor and his son John on the Floor with his boss Senator Holly Mitchell.
Bob's letter to the San Jose Mercury News really connects the dots between trees and drought. Halt clear-cutting to help conserve water Governor Brown declared a state of drought emergency 1/17/14, and used the phrase "dependent on nature" in his announcement. That indicates we can do little to increase precipitation, but we hope he also understands that "nature" also includes the great forests of California. That vast timberland is the first line in water conservation, where rain and snow are received and water stored in the root-laced soil under trees. "Emergency" means that the biggest land owner in California, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) should put aside dreams of future wood profits, and voluntarily suspend their destructive tree harvest called clear-cutting. Removing multiple large tracts of tree cover leaves the barren soil baking under the sun. If SPI fails to realize their responsibility in protecting the source of our water supplies, Governor Brown should declare a moratorium on clear-cuttin ...
Our friends at Food and Water Watch are pulling together a rally to respond to Brown's drought declaration tomorrow morning in SF. Bay Area supporters please join them if you can. RTD staff cannot do this one. Breaking news: Governor Brown will make a major announcement tomorrow morning in San Francisco (most likely declaring a drought)...join us for a rally at 9:30am at 455 Golden Gate Avenue, and tell him to Ban Fracking Now (especially in a drought!)
Tune in to Eyewitness News at 10 on Fox. A state-wide drought has withered California resources, but Governor Brown says issuing a drought declaration won't do any good. A man's Achilles heel is severed due to a little league baseball player's celebration. And, your morning cup of coffee may now be sprinkled with vulnerability. Why the new Starbucks app has given hackers their fix. Victory! My friend Sara Kruzan was granted parole by Gov. Brown, setting her free after being sentenced to life in prison for killing the man who trafficked and abused her for years. Bart -- On October 17th, I started a petition asking Gov. Jerry Brown of California to grant my friend Sara Kruzan parole. Sara has been incarcerated since she was 16 years-old for killing the man who forced her into commercial sexual exploitation as a young girl, and the Governor was set to make a decision on her case by the end of the month. But then something incredible happened -- you and more than 250,000 people signed my petition, and within ten days it won! Governor Brown announced on Sunday that he would grant Sara parole! This victory for Sara has been years in the making. In 2010 Gov. Schwarzenegger commuted her sentence after an incredible amount of public pressure. On January 18th of this year, Sara’s sentence was reduced to second degree murder and she was fast-tracked to parole, but she still needed ...
Governor Brown appoints three judges to Orange County Superior Court,
Happy Halloween! Costumes today. I am the California Highway Patrol State Commander today. See you soon Governor Brown! I love you!
She's getting out of prison! Sara Kruzan will be released any day! Thank you Governor Brown and most of all, thank you for all those who fought for her freedom!
Dinner, dance with Governor Brown at CTA state council. Lots of security, no pictures inside. Turn up...
According to today"s Sacramento Bee, Governor Brown said yesterday that California's decade of dysfunction was broken through a series of ballot measure that raised taxes, created a citizens redistricting commission, changed the primary election system, lengthened term limits and reduced the vote requirement for the budget to a majority. In 2004 (yes 2004!), Capitol Seminars founder Ray LeBov wrote the following: "I believe that a comprehensive package that includes open primaries, fair redistricting, more realistic term limits, elimination of the 2/3 vote requirement for the budget, and elimination of budgeting by initiative would greatly enhance the process."
Thousands of small generators could be creating electricity along the thousand mile long California aqueduct. Why this is not used I don't know, maybe I'm the only person to have thought about it. The plus and minus polarity of the north and south poles is another possible source of electricity, but I'm pretty sure I'm the only one to have ever thought about that. I think I'll put this in an email to Governor Brown, a major advocate of advanced energy public and private good works here in California. A call to my former Congress representative Mary Bono and Mayor of L.A. led to proposals and now in effect solar energy projects in the Mojave Desert. Another request for more doctors being needed to Bono, led to the new opening of a Doctors' training center at the University of California at Riverside. An individual sometimes can do a lot, but it's best wise to never hog the credit, and to remember any idea will be judged by many people. Keep any suggestion or request as broad and simple as possible, since . ...
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THANK YOU LIST SB 360 was signed yesterday by Governor Brown. It doesn't mandate open source for election systems, but enables it. It clears a path and provides money to implement it. It will succeed because once we have great open source free election software, adhering to international standards, who is going pay for crappy secret proprietary methods? Open Voting Consortium (OVC), founded in 2003, led the charge for open source for election. I worked on the project for several years leading up to founding the organization. We closed the organization at the end of 2010, but have continued to work as an unincorporated group. We were the only group testifying in favor of Assemblymember Phil Ting's AB 19 (thanks Brent Turner) at the Assembly elections committee hearing this year. We demonstrated our prototype open source voting machine up and down the state 2004 to 2009. People wanted to know when it would be available but there were significant barriers in front of us. SB 360 knocks down those barriers. T ...
thank you, Governor Brown, for signing AB351! The word 'nation' implies a certain cohesion--decidedly lacking of late.
Moments ago, Governor Brown signed SB 493 into law. Thank you to all the pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy st…
Governor Brown overwhelming support exists across the country for you to sign AB1024 and lead our nation once more!
This is the reality while in breaking news today, California Governor Brown unveils his controversial "Twin...
The NRA Intends to File Legal Challenge if Governor Brown Signs Unconstitutional Semi-Automatic Firearm Ban into Law http…
Some of the bills CAFF's policy team were working on in Sacramento passed! 9-28-2013/SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed three bills to expand access to fresh, locally-grown food in communities across California. “This farm to fork legislation expands access to fresh, local produce and will help make our communities healthier,” said Governor Brown. The Governor signed the following bills today: • AB 224 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Menlo Park): Establishes health and safety standards for “community-supported agriculture” to ensure that Californians can continue to access local food directly from farmers. • AB 551 by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco): Allows cities and counties to establish Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones, to help encourage owners of undeveloped properties to use their land for urban farming, providing communities with urban green space and a local food source. • AB 654 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall III (D-Compton): Extends the ...
Governor Brown signed into legislation requiring "...motorists to give bicyclists at least 3 feet of space when passing on a California roadway,..." What are your thoughts? via The Fresno Bee
CONTACT GOVERNOR BROWN TODAY!! This year the California Legislature passed the most restrictive collection of anti-gun laws in decades DESIGNED TO END GUN OWNERSHIP IN CALIFORNIA!! Our last chance to stop these laws before having to spend millions to fight them in court for years is for Governor Brown to veto them. Governor Brown needs to be reminded that he has millions of constituents that are law-abiding gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters and that Californians do not support outrageous anti-gun and anti-hunting legislation, like those in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut or worse. If we do not stop these bills NOW our children will never know the fundamental rights of self defense, hunting, self reliance and private ownership of firearms nor the freedoms this Country was founded on. Below are the anti-gun/anti-hunting bills you need to call, fax AND e-mail and urge Governor Brown to VETO. Governor Brown can be reached at: Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160 Email w ...
Literally seconds after I read this UNBELIEVABLE CRAP, Governor Brown called to ask me to vote for Holly Mitchell. I yelled *** RIGHT I AM.
Thanks to all of you, landmark lion protection legislation became reality today when California Governor Brown...
Californian's in favor of starting a recall of Governor Brown
Petition urging Governor Brown to veto what will effectively be the end of in California. Must sign
Congrats! MT BIG NEWS: SB 751 was signed into law by Gov. Brown today!
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BIG NEWS: OCBC sponsored SB 751 was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown today!
passes by a narrow vote. Off to Governor Brown now! Commission
Governor Brown just signed 55 bills. (29 Assembly bills and 26 Senate bills.) Which means there 82 more bills currently Enrolled and sitt...
New laws signed by Governor Brown today, including AB 508 (wage garnishment for homeless veterans) authored by
Governor Brown just signed and into law! It's a good day for open and accountable government.
Bill to limit California school CABs moves to desk of
Senate concurs on SB 770; Paid Family Leave expansion bill goes to Governor Brown!
Tell Governor Brown to sign AB 1371 and give bicyclists 3 feet of safety clearance!
Will Governor Brown sign the 3' passing law in California or veto again? I thought it was law in California...
Want to make the roads of California safer for cyclists? Tell Governor Brown to approve the 'GiveMe3' bill (AB...
Call Governor Brown now to veto all anti-gun legislation! phone number and info here:
No more prisons ! Protest outside Governor Brown office
(and THUS California's CRIME CAPITAL!), Oakland, right??) BLACK-CLOUD CUCKOO LAND proposal, in favor of Governor Brown's SENSIBLE
Ask Governor Brown to sign SB 340! - Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Jerry Brown taking a walk on the "union" side backed by the current union cronies in Washington. The Washington...
Women veterans get an ally from Governor Brown. ABC7 News ABC7 Community Affairs Congresswoman Jackie Speier Nora...
Best article on Governor Brown's planned prisoner transfer:
☀ Wine Tour Anyone? :). Did you know that September is California Wine Month? Governor Brown officially declared...
The San Francisco TRUST Act: Will this further push Governor Brown to pass the statewide version this session?
Help Mountain Lions in CA - Ask Governor Brown to sign SB 132 into law
Send an email to Governor Brown urging the signing of "Give Me 3" bill into law.
What do CVS, Giant Food and the Baltimore Ravens have in common? They're all helping uninsured in MD get covered:http:…
CA Governor Brown's misguided private prison plan - smart views from and
CPR bill awaits Governor Brown's signature: BAKERSFIELD - A bill that would allow nursing home employees to...
I called California for my friend AB bill called governor Brown's office, people can call other states offices
ACTION ALERT: Governor Brown is currently considering signing AB 1229, a very important bill that would clarify...
Who should Governor Brown appoint to the Board of Regents?
Big win for employees in CA wage claims. Employer only entitled to prevailing fees if e'ee brought claim in bad faith ht…
Governor Brown signs transgender bill: // Pray for California & our families.
Governor Brown should sign this important civil rights bill: Equality for transgender youth
During his time in California from 1976 to 1983, Banks earned an associate's degree from the University of California, Davis. He taught at Deganawida Quetzecoatl University (DQU), a Native American-controlled institute of alternative higher learning, where he became the first American Indian chancellor. In 1978 he established the first spiritual run from Davis to Los Angeles, which is now an annual event. In the spring of 1979, he taught at Stanford University. After Governor Brown left office, in 1984 Banks received sanctuary from the Onondaga Nation in upstate New York. While in New York, Banks organized the Great Jim Thorpe Longest Run from New York to Los Angeles; the goal was to restore the gold medals Thorpe had won at the 1912 Olympics to the Thorpe family. In 1985 Banks left Onondaga to surrender to law enforcement officials in South Dakota. He served 18 months in prison related to the 1973 charges for the Custer riot. After his release, he worked as a drug and alcohol counselor on the Pine Ridge ...
(Friday 06-28-13 at 5 PM) Based on the decision earlier this week by the United States Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today lifted its stay on the lower court ruling which had struck down Prop 8, the ban on same sex marriage. Governor Brown then immediately ordered all county clerks to start issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. California Attorney General Kamala Harris then conducted the first *** marriage ceremony in California since the Supreme Court ruling. She married the *** couple who were among the plaintiffs in the anti Prop 8 lawsuit.
Tell us why you oppose fracking and how it has impacted or could impact you, and we'll deliver your story to Governor Brown.
CBP (California Budget Project) Releases Statement on the 2013-14 Budget Agreement: A New Chapter for Our State, With More Work to Be Done The California Budget Project has released the following statement from Executive Director Chris Hoene in response to Governor Jerry Brown's signing of the 2013-14 budget this morning: "The 2013-14 state budget signed by Governor Brown today signals a new chapter for California. Thanks to the additional revenues approved by voters last November, this budget lays the foundation for our state to begin reinvesting in education, job training, child care, and other public services and systems that are essential to strong communities and widely shared economic opportunity. Also, the Governor and legislators have taken major steps forward by expanding Medi-Cal eligibility to over a million low-income Californians and by fundamentally restructuring K-12 school finance in order to provide additional dollars to educate disadvantaged students."
Governor Brown and Willie Brown. Where are the records from The People's Temple November 18, 1978?
"To be a firm believer in good news travels fast is without a doubt an addiction, not a lifestyle." Happy terrific Thursday everyone. Congratulations to Pacifica baseball beating HMB in beautiful weather yesterday. Both Bay Area teams are off today. Proposition 8 celebrations in San Francisco will be in order. The New England Patriots released TE Aaron Hernandez. Melissa Etheridge announced her wedding plans. Rob Kardashian defended his sister's kid. Walmart is doing away with Paula Deen. 1st number of the day goes to Governor Brown signing the state's budget totaling $96.3 Billion. 2nd number of the day goes to Delta Airlines getting fined by the U.S. Government $750K. Sunshine & hot weather in order with highs in the 70s toward the coast, mid 90s inland. Have a great day everyone, stay cool & classy.
BART’s two largest unions have given their leadership the authority to call a strike. Read BART’s response, including a letter from BART Board President Tom Radulovich to Governor Brown, and take a moment to complete our survey about salary and benefits.
Dear State of California, While I love your people, the decisions your are making are maddening. "We the People" spoke our mind with Prop 8 which has been systematically minimized and invalidated. Regardless of what the supreme court OR Governor Brown say, a cat can have kittens in the oven, but that doesn't make them biscuits! (Meaning... a homosexual union is NOT the same as a heterosexual marriage...) C.S, Lewis once penned, "A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell. I pity the lunatics that keep trying.
More civil rights and more equality for ALL Americans - that is the mission and the ultimate goal. The California Legislature and Governor Brown need to immediately pass a referendum for a vote of the people in California to permanently amend the California State Constitution to guarantee full marriage rights to ALL California citizens and legal, documented immigrants. Such an amendment would NOT infringe on or limit the constitutional rights of various churches that do not sanction LGBT marriage. They would still be free to grant church/religiously sanctioned marriages only to members of their churches under their church bylaws, but full civil marriage rights must be guaranteed to ALL Californians and ALL Americans.
Here's a nicely written article which includes comments by our own Lisa Nelson from the LLS Office of Public Policy. More evidence that we need Governor Brown's signature on AB219. The bill will cap patient's prescription co-payments to $100.00. Specialty drug users may feel ACA pain By BERNARD J. WOLFSON ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER The Affordable Care Act might not make care much more affordable for some Californians who need expensive prescription drugs to treat chronic illnesses or just to stay alive. The health plans to be marketed in the California insurance exchange, established under President Barack Obama’s health reform law, will follow the lead of Medicare and a growing number of commercial insurers by charging co-insurance payments ranging from 10 to 30 percent on a range of high-cost “specialty” drugs. These include medications for treating rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C, breast cancer, leukemia and other conditions. Advocates for the sick are unhappy that Covered Cal . ...
Dear Restore the Delta Friends, The California Legislature is beginning the process to craft a new water bond. We are asking all our members to call and/or write Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and tell him: We are calling on you to protect the Sacramento River and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta estuary. Therefore, we are asking you to stop the creation of a water bond that has any money for mitigation of Governor Brown's peripheral tunnel project (BDCP). The Department of Water Resources has failed to conduct a full cost benefit analysis of the BDCP, ignoring its own guidelines, and alternatives to the BDCP have not been adequately analyzed by the California Resources Agency. Furthermore, no river or estuary has ever been restored by having the majority of its water diverted. We do, however, support public funds for water projects that promote regional self-sufficiency in other parts of the state and that will help to permanently decrease the amount of water taken from the Delta. F ...
From campaign manager Justin Schall: "I'm very excited to report that in a recently released poll, Anthony Brown is leading in the race for Governor by 17 points. This is the 3rd straight poll showing Lt. Governor Brown in the lead." You can read more here:
The Malibu Blues Here we are on the beachfront property of Doug Hickey and his wife Dawn – who, btw, has retained her own last name, Ross – in the stunningly beautiful, picturesquely idyllic, upscale Cliffside area of Malibu, where you'll find some of the most prime beaches in the world — or, "as good as it gets", as the local swanks of Malibu like to put it. I hope my cameraman is panning the pale blue skies, the deep blue water and the pearly-white sand of this spotless beach. The Hickey-Ross'es Guest on this balmy afternoon is none other than the Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden. But the guest I wanna pose a question or two hasn't yet made his appearance, though everyone says that although Governor Brown is known to be tardy, his motto is "better than never". Hang on a minute, there seems to be some kind of commotion down at the beach... I'm just gonna ask my cameraman to follow me down to where all the commotion is... what's that I see? I believe it's Jenny Price harangu ...
California's Democratic congressional delegation has sent a letter to Governor Brown with a list of questions that the legislators want answers to when they meet to discuss the Bay Delta Conservati...
Gov. Brown is up for reelection in 2014. Should he run again, would you like to see a Republican take over the governor's office, or is there another Democrat you'd prefer over Governor Brown?
Highlights of this week: 1) Sadie and Elena learned how to say "This is appalling" in response to yesterday's news about spying. 2) Over 10,000 MoveOn members joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren and me for an emergency briefing on the student loan crisis, and today thousands of them dropped by Congressional offices to tell their stories and lobby for action. 3) Navy veteran Trina McDonald made a high-profile trip to Washington with her MoveOn petition for justice for sexual violence victims, culminating with an appearance with CNN's Jake Tapper. 4) MoveOn members in CA escalated their campaign to ban fracking in the state -- including sending 10,000 faxes to Governor Brown. So proud to work with these courageous, energized members and a kick *** team.
California's Ultra-Progressive Senate is trying to lead the way for banning guns outright. Several bills have been passed thru the Senate that will not only ban certain types of guns but will cost "ANY and ALL" firearm owner trying to buy ammunition for their firearms. At the moment the bills are before the Assembly for their vote and if it wins there then on to the Governor. I urge each and every Californian to write to their Assemblyman/Assemblywomen and ask they to vote no on these bills and to Governor Brown and ask him to veto any that reach his desk. Be sensible and polite in your letters. Try not to compare gun related deaths to other forms of violent and accidental deaths, just try to state your stance on the issue of gun control why the bills are a bad idea. Reviewing these bills they will do nothing to keep guns out of the hands of criminals but will make criminals out of normally law abiding people who think these bills are wrong and wish to keep their arms. Who will foot the cost of enforcing ...
SACRAMENTO, CA (June 4, 2013) -- As the concept of driverless cars becomes more common, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is grappling with how to regulate the new commodity. Last year Governor Brown took a spin in a driverless car before signing a law that allowed the vehicles to op...
Created on Monday, 03 June 2013 13:23 Written by IVN Sacramento, California - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Spc. Ray A. Ramirez, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. Spc. Ray A. Ramirez, 20, of Sacramento, CA, died June 1, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA. Spc. Ramirez was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. In memorial, Governor Brown ordered that flags be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol today. Spc. Ramirez's family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.
Today, Gov. Brown & Congresswoman Lee are visiting to participate in the dedication of the Zero Net Energy Center on Catalina Street. I will be speaking at the ceremony. Here are my prepared remarks. _ Governor Brown, Congresswomen Lee, and other esteemed guests, welcome to San Leandro. The future is being created today in California. Californians are spearheading revolutions in advanced manufacturing, communications, information technology, and clean energy. In San Leandro, we are transforming our city into a center of innovation. Lit San Leandro, an ultra-high speed fiber optic loop that circles San Leandro's industrial core, became operational last year. No city in the nation has a broadband network faster than San Leandro. A billion dollar, union constructed, state-of-the art hospital and medical complex – Kaiser San Leandro - will open next year. And no better example of how the future is being created today in California exists than the IBEW-NECA Zero Net Energy Center. In seventeen years, all ...
Address at the University of California, Berkley (March 23, 1962) John Fitzgerald Kennedy This transcript contains the published text of the speech, not the actual words spoken. There may be some differences between the transcript and the audio/video content. AudMr. President, Governor Brown, Dr. Pauley, Chancellor, members of the Board of Regents, members of the faculty and fellow students, ladies and gentlemen: The last time that I came to this Stadium was 22 years ago, when I visited it in November of 1940 as a student at a nearby small school for the game with Stanford. And we got a--I must say I had a much warmer reception today than I did from my Coast friends here on that occasion. In those days we used to fill these universities for football, and now we do it for academic events, and I'm not sure that this doesn't represent a rather dangerous trend for the future of our country. I am delighted to be here on this occasion for though it is the 94th anniversary of the Charter, in a sense this is the ...
California SB 1016 Transfers Public School Property Wealth to Charter School Private managers. SB 1016 has, in my reading of the bill, a harmful clause in it for the State's school boards to deal with. However, the bill, that passed the State Legislature and was signed by Governor Brown becomes inoperative in June and sunsets fully in January 1, 2014. Here is the portion of the bill that I believes does harm to public school districts and their school property: (25.1) Existing law authorizes the governing board of any school district to sell or lease any real property, together with any personal property located on the real property, belonging to the school district which is not or will not be needed by the school district for school classroom buildings at the time of delivery of title or possession. This bill would require the governing board of a school district seeking to sell or lease real property designed to provide direct instruction or instructional support it deems to be surplus property to firs ...
The List Priority 1: Close San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant. It's 45 years old. Fifteen years past its life expectancy. Who is going to put a call into Governor Brown? (916) 445-2841
Clarfication: the bill passed today by the CA Assembly will allow transgender students to use restrooms of their chosen gender at school and play on their school's sports teams of their chosen gender. This would apply to all levels of California schools. Do you support this bill, which now goes to the State Senate, and do you think Governor Brown should sign it into law?
The California State Assembly has passed a bill that will allow transgender people to use public restrooms that serve the sex with which they identify, and allow them to play on sports teams with others of the sex with which they identify, among other rights. Do you support this bill, and should Governor Brown sign it if the State Senate passes it?
Governor Brown is putting the brakes on biking in California via
I just signed a petition to Governor Jerry Brown and President Barack Obama: We oppose Governor Brown's push to build huge tunnels, estimated to cost up to $60 billion, to bypass the California Delta. The impacts to the fish, fertile Delta farmland, Delta economy and recreation in both the Delta and...
   Dear California NVIC Advocacy Team Members, We wanted to give you a follow-up on two important bills in California that affect your exemption rights to vaccination and your parental rights. AB 2109 passed last year and AB 599 died in the Assembly Health Committee on April 16, 2013. AB 2109: AB2109 is a bill that was signed into law by Governor Brown on Sept. 30, 2012. The new law mandates new requirements for parents who choose to exempt their child from vaccine requirements for school. Beginning Jan. 1, 2014 personal belief exemptions will have to be signed by a health care practitioner. (1) We are hearing from an increasing number of parents who are being told by the school that they must get an additional signature on their personal beliefs exemption, required by the passage of AB 2109, NOW in order to register their child for school. This is NOT TRUE. If you are told by a school official that you need to have your personal belief exemption signed by a health care practitioner before your ...
California can't afford the massive $50 billion project to construct tunnels siphoning water from the Sacramento River to agribusinesses in the Central Valley. Tell Governor Brown to stop this wasteful project.
As reported in EdSource, state Democratic senators have proposed an alternative to Governor Jerry Brown’s local control funding formula. If you are not familiar with Governor Brown’s proposal, you are not alone. Last year, Governor Brown attempted a similar plan that did not gain any traction. Since...
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Valley business leaders and Ag trade with China: A number of Valley business leaders accompanied Governor Brown...
Great work Governor Brown in rethinking CA school funding!
Good for Governor Brown: Jerry Brown's bold move on school funding via
The Bottom Line: Want to learn more about how Governor Brown's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) will impact schools? Read the fact sheet below and share with your colleagues.
I just mailed this sample letter to Governor Brown and my State Senator and Assembly Member:
Chris Christie New Jersey Governor called governor Brown “an old retread” at the Republican National Convention – Governor Brown replied "I hereby challenge Gov. Christie to a three-mile race, a push-up contest and a chin-up contest," he said. "Whatever he wants to bet, I have no doubt of the outcome." Good for you Governor Brown!!! Tell him, also, DON’T MESS WITH THE SENIORS.
Contact: Dave Jacobson, (818) 943-2348 Derek Humphrey, (818) 728-4200 Shallman Communications GOVERNOR BROWN ENDORSES GIL CEDILLO Cedillo Gets High-Profile Endorsement from California’s Celebrated Governor LOS ANGELES, CA- On the heels of his endorsement from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, today Gil Cedillo picked up one of the most sought-after endorsements in California, from Governor Jerry Brown. To date, Governor Brown has not endorsed any candidate running for office in the City of Los Angeles for the 2013 municipal cycle. “Gil Cedillo is a proven local leader who knows how to bring people together to get things done," said Governor Brown. "We need Gil Cedillo’s leadership, strength and passion on the Los Angeles City Council in order to create jobs, increase neighborhood safety, and expand after-school programs that keep our kids safe. I hope you will join nurses, teachers, firefighters, and local leaders in supporting Gil Cedillo for City Council on Tuesday, March 5.” “Governor B ...
California's unemployment rate unchanged at 10.9 percent with Governor Brown at the helm via
What's it mean to be a Vol? In May of 1846 a unit of 63 men were sent by General Zachery Taylor to investigate rumors of Mexican forces building up strongholds in Texas. Eleven we're killed and the rest captured. President James K. Polk, a Tennesseean, called an emergency meeting of his cabinet. Congress agreed that a state of war existed with Mexico. The President then requested 2,600 men from each state to strengthen the meager 8,000 man force that was in place. Tennessee Governor Aaron Brown issued the proclamation in Nashville. With the recent memory of fellow Tennesseeans Sam Houston and David Crocket giving their lives in defense of Texas some 30,000 VOLUNTEERS answered Governor Brown's call within a week. I will give my all for Tennessee today. GBO
Again, we have devastating news...Governor Brown decided to deny Glenda Virgil her freedom. We are not giving up hope and are working with Virgil's lawyers to determine any and every possible next steps! Will definitely keep everyone posted on ways to help.
Scott's was proud to host Governor Brown & the Oakland Military Institute's annual luncheon earlier today!
Governor Brown has made a fool of himself and has embarrassed California. Again. Now we're on Fox News. "...a fart." Really? That's the most intelligent reply/attack you could come up with for Rick Perry the Gov. of Texas?
Governor Should Repeal Fire Tax and Refund Monies Collected FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 4, 2013 CONTACT: Nghia Nguyen Demovic (Nielsen) @ 916.651.4004 Hector Barajas (Huff) @ 916.651.4029 Sabrina Lockhart (Conway) @ 916.319.2026 In light of CAL FIRE’s diversion of settlement funds that should have gone to the state general fund, Republicans ask that the Governor repeal the State Responsibility Area (SRA) tax, return the monies that have already been collected and conduct an audit that would investigate how CAL FIRE utilizes the taxpayers’ money. Below is a copy of the letter Republicans sent to Governor Brown on Friday, February 1, 2013. - - - February 1, 2013 The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Governor of California State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Governor Brown: Recent news reports about the budgeting practices of state departments are undeniably disturbing, from the hidden slush funds at the State Parks to the blatant diverting of CAL FIRE settlement monies collected from busin ...
Governor Brown pardons 128 convicted felons in 2012
Maryland Democratic officials are holding town halls and forums to discuss public safety and foster dialogue with Marylanders about keeping our state safe. Details on the town hall closest to Frederick are below: Wednesday, February 6, 7:30pm Lt. Governor Brown and County Executive Leggett Montgomery County Council Office Building 100 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD RSVP HERE:
February 1, 1829...John Potts Slough (February 1, 1829, Cincinnati, OH – December 17, 1867, Santa Fe, NM) was an American politician, lawyer, Union general during the Civil War, and Chief Justice of New Mexico. He commanded the Union forces at the Battle of Glorieta Pass. In 1861 the Civil War began and Slough joined the Union forces as a captain in the 1st Colorado "Pike's Peakers" Volunteer Regiment. Members of his regiment were initially skeptical of his loyalty to the Union due to his association with the Democratic Party. In August 1861, Slough was commissioned colonel of the regiment. In 1862 a Confederate army was invading the New Mexico Territory. Coming to the aid of the Union forces in New Mexico, Slough marched his regiment to Fort Union and, as the senior ranking officer, assumed command of the post. Slough received orders from Col. Edward R. S. Canby, commanding the Department of New Mexico, to remain at Fort Union. A Confederate force under William Read Scurry was moving to capture Fort Un ...
MEDGAR EVERS   Early Life Renowned civil rights activist Medgar Evers was born on July 2, 1925, in Decatur, Mississippi. Growing up in a Mississippi farming family, Evers was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. He fought in both France and Germany during World War II, and received an honorable discharge in 1946. In 1948, he entered Alcorn College (now Alcorn State University) in Lorman, Mississippi. During his senior year, Evers married a fellow student, Myrlie Beasley. They later had three children: Darrell, Reena and James.   Upon graduation from college in 1952, Evers began working as an insurance salesman. He became involved in the Regional Council of *** Leadership. His work with the RCNL was his first experience as a civil rights organizer. He spearheaded the group's boycott against gas stations that refused to let blacks use their restrooms. With his older brother, Charles, Evers also worked on behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, organizing local affiliates . ...
The author of this is clearly a Dem...Run Scott Run...!!
This Day in Music History for February 1st: ON THIS DAY February 1st: 1893 - Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut," premieres in Turin. 1896 - Giacomo Puccini's Opera "La Boheme," premieres in Turin. 1918 - Franz Lehars opera "Wo die Lerche singt," premieres in Budapest. 1918 - Kern, Bolton & Wodehouse's musical premieres in NYC. 1930 - Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt. 1939 - The Benny Goodman band, with vocalist Martha Tilton, recorded "And the Angels Sing." 1940 - In Chicago, Frank Sinatra sang "Too Romantic" and "The Sky Fell Down" in his first recording session with the Tommy Dorsey band, replacing Jack Leonard as lead singer. 1941 - According to Downbeat magazine, Glenn Miller had signed a new three-year contract for his band with RCA Victor for the unprecedented sum of $750 per recording. 1949 - RCA Records issued the first ever 45rpm single, the invention of this size record made jukeboxes possible. 1954 - Backed by his jazz ensemble, Big Joe Turner recorded the orig ...
When Colonel Harland Sanders retired at the age of 65, he had little to show for himself, except an old Caddie roadster, a $105 monthly pension check, and a recipe for chicken. Knowing he couldn't live on his pension, he took his chicken recipe in hand, got behind the wheel of his van, and set out to make his fortune. His first plan was to sell his chicken recipe to restaurant owners, who would in turn give him a residual for every piece of chicken they sold--5 cents per chicken. The first restaurateur he called on turned him down. So did the second. So did the third. In fact, the first 1008 sales calls Colonel Sanders made ended in rejection. Still, he continued to call on owners as he traveled across the USA, sleeping in his car to save money. Prospect number 1009 gave him his first "yes." After two years of making daily sales he had signed up a total of five restaurants. Still the Colonel pressed on, knowing that he had a great chicken recipe and that someday the idea would catch on. Of course, you kno ...
With time running short, Washington Republicans have begun a “full court press’’ to persuade an increasingly reluctant Scott Brown to run in the special election to replace John F. Kerry, say two leading Massachusetts GOP figures.
Here we go! It’s hard to believe, but today opens the campaign season for the November city races – and in case you haven't heard, I am running for re-election as mayor. I would deeply appreciate your support. Houston is the best – but I know the best can always be better. Please join our campaign!
SACRAMENTO, CA (CDCAN) [Last updated 01/31/2013 10:00 PM] – Senior officials of the Brown Administration will convene a stakeholder meeting open to the public, February 1st, Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento for the first in a series of discussions on how the State should proceed in implementing next year a major expansion of Medi-Cal eligibility allowed under the federal health care reform act. Governor Brown and Democratic leaders in both the State Senate and Assembly strongly favor the expansion of eligibility but may have different ideas on how to achieve it. The February 1st stakeholder meeting will focus on the Brown Administration proposal – though will likely also touch on any legislative proposals in future meetings. The public can participate in this first stakeholder meeting – formally known as the Health Care Reform Stakeholder Group meeting, currently made up of 43 different organizations - on the issue either by attending the meeting in Sacrament ...
Breaking News: U.S. unemployment rate rises to 7.9% with 157,000 jobs added in January.
All those fears about Democrats losing John Kerry's seat may be melting away before our eyes
CONCORD — Butch York of the Exeter Sportsman's Club was one of hundreds who gathered Thursday in front of the Statehouse to rally in support of their Second Amendment rights.
Given his positions on women's issues, we don't want him as Governor either!
Producer Jesse here - stick around - Gene interviews Stephen Lynch live in studio at 7:15am - can he beat Ed Markey in the senate special election ?
FRIDAY MORNING COFFEE QUIZ: What controversial picture was on a quilt?
Good morning everyone, welcome to February! Jane Lonsdale WLIO here. I've got my red on today for National Go Red for Women Day, do you?! Coming up on First Edition: *Governor John Kasich addresses changes coming to the funding of Ohio schools *With flu season well upon us, Senator Sherrod Brown discusses paid sick time off *The Superbowl is just days away...and that means time for creative commercials. We'll look at how advertisers are hoping to create a buzz *David Adams joins us to review "Hansel and Gretel"...we'll see what he thought! See you shortly!
In our efforts to fight these new FEMA regulations, we formed "The Coastal Coalition" and held the first meeting on January 3. Yesterday; January 31, we held the third meeting of The Coastal Coalition. Since we held the first meeting, where it was us, Margate, Longport and Brigantine, we have steadily gotten the word out and other municipalities have been joining in. We reached out to Atlantic City, Congressman Lobiondo, Assemblymen Brown and Amadeo, State Senator Whalen and Freeholder Formica, for the second meeting. We had a good turnout at our third meeting yesterday. There were a couple of Cape May County Municipalities there this time as well. Doctor Stu Farrell has agreed that his Flood Plain Management team will do the wave impact studies to prove how ludicrous it is to base these maps on a three foot wave coming across the bay towards the islands from the mainland. We formed a sub committee of engineers from five of the municipalities, who will be addressing these issues in conjunction with Dr. F ...
Cronus From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Not to be confused with Chronos, the personification of time. For other uses, see Cronus (disambiguation). Cronus/Kronos Abode Earth Symbol Sickle/Scythe Consort Rhea Parents Gaia and Uranus Siblings Rhea, Oceanus, Hyperion, Theia, Coeus, Phoebe, Iapetus, Crius, Mnemosyne, Tethys and Themis Children Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, Chiron Roman equivalent Saturn In the most classic and well known version of Greek mythology, Cronus or Kronos[1] (Ancient Greek: Κρόνος Krónos) was the leader and the youngest of the first generation of Titans, divine descendants of Gaia, the earth, and Uranus, the sky. He overthrew his father and ruled during the mythological Golden Age, until he was overthrown by his own son, Zeus and imprisoned in Tartarus. Cronus was usually depicted with a sickle or scythe, which was also the instrument he used to castrate and depose Uranus, his father. In Athens, on the twelfth day of the Attic month of Hekatombaion, a fest ...
"We seem to think education is a thing that can be designed from afar and simply injected into our children" ~ Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr
PLEASE send this IMPORTANT letter about coyote killing contest to the following email address: askregion1YOUN ALL!!! To: California Fish and Wildlife, Northern California BLM, U.S. Forest Service, Governor Jerry Brown, and Congressman Tom McClintock: I strongly oppose California's sanctioning of wildlife killing contests – in particular the upcoming "Coyote Drive 2013" scheduled for Feb. 8-10 in Adin, CA. The sponsors are Adin Supply Company and Pit River Rod and Gun Club. Not only are such contest hunts offensive in their wanton waste of wildlife and disregard for the important ecological role coyotes (and other predators) play in maintaining ecosystem health and species diversity but they also pose a significant threat to the recovery of gray wolves in California. This region is where OR-7 (aka "Journey") has been known to range and while DFW staff have expressed their concerns for the safety of OR-7 (and any other un-collared wolves that may roam the area), this contest hunt continues year after ye . ...
been a long time since I heard "California Uber Alles" by the Dead Kennedys- interesting that they refer to Jerry Brown as Governor- and future Fuhrer- of California! What year is it?
California's projected tax revenue may not live up to its promise.
Speaking of great governors, Governor Jerry Brown sure is doing a great job fixing the fiscal mess Schwarzenegger left in CA.
Not sure if Sherman A. Brown has heard about Knife Fight Movie. Rob Lowe's character actually consults with the Governor of Kentucky whom is engulfed in a sex scandal. You may want to check it out.
Just finished watching Full Metal Jacket for the millionth time.
JayInslee 2 Obama: As Governor, I will Bankrupt like U R 4 America & Brown is 4
I was called a racist today because I called a women out for Barack Hussein because he was black. This made her mad.. for the record I will lose good sleep over an Obama voter.being offended by something I said. Anyways I told her that she voted for Obama for the same reason 93% of the black voters voted for him... He's black. Never in Presidential politics has any candidate received 93% of any voting block. She went on to tell me the GOP didn't get black or Latino votes because we weren't very nice to those people.. it is good that we weren't face to face.. in the presence of that kind of stupidity I would have been unable to stop laughing. Ron.
Brown likely makes a decision tonight. Senate or wait for Governor's race?
Governor Brown gave his speech the other day and was loudly cheered for saying that equality was not justice! I guess he wants to turn California into Orwell's "Animal Farm" where some people are more equal than others.
A lawyer phoned the governor's mansion shortly after midnight. "I need to talk to the governor, it's an emergency!" exclaimed the lawyer. After some cajoling, the governor's aide eventually agreed to wake him up. "So, what is it that's so important it can't wait until morning?" grumbled the governor. "Judge Brown just died, and I want to take his place," pleaded the attorney. "Well, it's OK with me if it's OK with the mortuary," came the reply.
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Ratliff praised Governor Brown's proposed overhaul of the way education is funded in California.
After Senator John Kerry’s confirmation as the next Secretary of State, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has appointed an interim U.S. Senator: Gov. Patrick’s former chief of staff Willam Cowan.
I'm exchanging shoes at Aldo yesterday... Me: "I need to exchange these shoes I got as a Christmas present. This box has 2 LEFT shoes in it." Girl: "Ok, let me exchange it." She gets a new box, works in her register for a while. Girl: "Ok, that will be 22 cents please." Me: "Huh? Are you serious? I'm just exchanging the shoes." Girl: "Yes, that will be 22 cents please. The sales tax rate changed. Now you owe us 22 cents." Me: "So, you give me a box with 2 LEFT shoes in it. I drive all the way over here and fight to park in this mall to get a box with a RIGHT and a LEFT shoe, and you want me to pay you 22 cents?" Girl: "Yes, that's right. You need to pay us 22 cents." I only have a $20, so I give it to her and get an unruly amount of change. Girl: "Do you want a bag?" Me: "Umm, sure. Why not." Girl: "That will be 10 cents please."
Fracking threatens our essential resources in California. From the excessive use of our fresh water to toxic chemical-laden waste water, fracking for natural gas and oil unnecessarily endangers our health and future. We need to ban fracking now!
Broken promise on Proposition 30! Governor’s Budget Proposal: The Good and The Bad (from Senator Bob Huff's office): The Governor’s budget proposal contains new funding for our classrooms, which is a positive step forward for California. However, the Governor’s proposal only seems to include $2.7 billion in new funding for K-12 schools and community colleges even though Proposition 30 taxes will generate $6 billion this year alone. Schools are only getting 40% of what they were promised from Proposition 30. I remain concerned that while state spending will increase by $6 billion over last year, much of this money will be used to fund state employee benefit and pay increases and grow non-education-related programs. The Governor’s General Fund budget is slated to increase 25% over the next four years. This isn’t what was sold to voters when they voted for Proposition 30 last November. Essentially, this budget is balanced by a seven-year $45 billion tax increase while Californians have yet to see a ...
Puerto Rico issues will influence the increasingly important group of voters of Puerto Rico origin in the 50 States. However, some may not realize that what they say about Puerto Rico can also have a significant impact on Hispanic voters in general. First and foremost, Hispanics wish to be acknowledged as Americans --that, despite our origin, we are a part of "We the People of the United States." Nothing captures the essence of this problem more clearly than Balzac v. People of Porto Rico, a little-known case that the U.S. Supreme Court decided in 1922.   Most Americans would not conceive of the Supreme Court making decisions about the application of the Constitution on the basis of race or origin. But that is precisely what was done in this case.   When in 1917 Congress granted U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans, it was generally understood that the Islands had been incorporated into the United States. But, five years later, the Supreme Court decided that an American citizen residing in Puerto Rico did ...
The list below are those men who are criminals and conspired to overthrow Queen Liliuokalani. Note: Charles Reed Bishop, husband of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop who through her will established Kamehameha Schools. Shame on Charles Reed Bishop who established the Bishop Museum. Charles Reed Bishop is a criminal. Like the Nazis during World War II, United States President McKinley’s administration during the Spanish-American War in 1898 purported to annex the Hawaiian Islands and put into operation a plan that endeavored to assimilate Hawaiian subjects and residents of the islands politically, culturally, socially and economically into the United States of America. Their goal was to obliterate the national character of the Hawaiian Kingdom and to fortify the Hawaiian Islands as a military outpost to protect the west coast of the United States from foreign invasion. To do this, the administration enlisted the assistance of insurgents such as Sanford Dole who was appointed by McKinley as governor of the p ...
I've started the petition "Califoria EDD: Streamline the unemployment process" and need your help to get it off the ground.   Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link: why it's important:   Online claim forms, continued claim forms and basic transactions with the California Employment Development Department should take full advantage of available technology, and save everyone all the paper, money, time and stress of the antiquated system as it is today.   As of right now you cannot submit your continued claim form online if you need to report wages, or need to report jobs to which you have applied. You can’t look for a job if you’re on hold with the unemployment office! I didn’t receive my unemployment insurance benefits because I wasn't able to submit my continued claim form online. 10 separate times, I was supposed to receive a paper claim form, but didn't get it. I wasn't able to call because the phones are nearly always completely jammed, and when I submitted an online r ...
Governor State of the State speech celebrates FAKE cuts 1/31/13
Become a Member Governor Brown is Letting California Get Fracked Demand That Your Elected Officials Stand Up and Protect California Now! Governor Brown is fine with fracking? Tell Your Representatives to Ban Fracking Now Dear lucy, Oil and gas corporations have already begun fracking in California and Governor Jerry Brown is doing nothing to stop them. Worse, his administration has released draft regulations that will allow oil and gas companies to continue to frack with little to no oversight. Because Governor Brown refuses to protect us, we need our state legislators to step up and take action. Tell your legislators that we need them to support legislation to ban fracking in California. Fracking, the process to extract oil or gas by blasting toxic chemicals, water, and sand into deep underground rock, is now underway and slated for massive expansion across California, including places that are sources of drinking water for millions of people. Nationwide, fracking has developed an extensive record of wat ...
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Why Scott Brown may pass on Senate special election?
is the answer. Also, governor Scott Brown is a close, personal friend. Don't make me make the CIA pay you a visit.
I just received a call from Sacramento D. M. V. Head Quarters, After my challenging the D. M. V. decission in Redding, California and going all the way to Governor Jerry Brown the State is going to register my Horseless Carriage to where it is legally licensed. They are mailing it out tomorrow morning. It was so funny, I was just getting ready to call them and they said the New License was just approved and was in her hands at that very moment. My ESPM is really strong. LOL
Just got a newsletter from Sen. Sherrod Brown D-OH taking credit for Ohio Unemployment decreases. Sorry Sherrod our GOVERNOR is
Scott Brown may run for Governor, because we all know that Massachusetts Governor is the stepping stone to a losing race for President.
Alex Wirth is an advocate for youth involvement in government, community service, and service-learning. Alex is a Fellow at the Forum for Youth Investment where he serves as Chair of the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council aimed at increasing youth voice in government.
BOSTON – Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown appears to be ready to once again campaign for the chance to go to Washington and slow down the President’s agenda.
Well, it's started! Andiamo tacked on a "Purchase Interest Charge" to a lunch bill. This is a result of a new law that started Monday, that allows businesses to pass along the cost of using charge cards to the purchaser. It's only 3 or 4%, but they didn't say a word about it. At least gasoline stations in the Detroit area post the extra charge if you use a credit card. Could have used cash (had the cash available) for no additional cost, but they never even mentioned it and it wasn't noticed until she got home. Guess Andiamo Livonia is no longer on our list of lunch places. Which leads to another rant: my wife has been retired for two years and so far, she has had her medical insurance premiums double, Governor Rick Snyder has started taxing pensions for the first time in history, we lost the Homestand Tax Credit on our income taxes and now we have to support business use of credit cards?? It's not like she can increase her hours at work to compensate. Michigan is really turning into a "pro business", ant ...
                                                Rivers State: Suspended 13,000 teachers’ recruitment resumes   Written by Bekee Anyalewechi Thursday, 31 January 2013 20:44 Shortlisted candidates for recruitment into the Rivers State schools’ system whose dreams suffered a hiatus courtesy the state House of Assembly can now raise their hands in ululation, as the kangaroo order by the legislature had been reversed. The State Ministry of Education had been directed to continue and conclude the exercise in which 13,000 personnel would be employed to boost government-owned primary, junior and senior secondary schools in the state.   Governor Chibuike Amaechi had called the bluff off the House and had directed the state Ministry of ...
Sponsors of a new bill says it merely clarifies the state's indecent exposure law.
Former candidate for the U.S. Senate and Tea Party Leader in Virginia announces her endorsement of Susan Stimpson for Lt. Governor.
To address accusations of racist and hate speech by Idle No More, it's members, and Idle No More News Group - we in no way promote hate or racism and never will. Our updates are being misconstrued as such, yet Canadians who frequent this page understand our all-inclusive stance and we are happy to work together with our brothers and sisters of difference races. And as our ancestors, we have our door open to the Canadian government to work together with us on equal terms. We've been excluded from such a relationship for generations, and to be accused of hate for demanding a renewing of this relationship is absurd. When we talk about the hate speech and racism conducted by the Canadian government, both historically and modern, we are simply addressing the truth. Racism is defined as viewing one race superior over another, our people NEVER held this view and this is proven in many historical documents, yet the Canadian government has toward us and others. Hate speech is defined as vilifying a person or group ...
Why it makes much more sense for Scott Brown to run for than - The Fix
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. It's official. In California, Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills (SB 1052 and SB 1053) that will provide for the creation of free, openly licensed digital textbooks for the 50 m...
At this event you will find opportunities to network, see a review of our 2012 year, meet the 2013 Board of Directors, get insight into our calendar of events for the year, and witness a great keynote speaker.
In choosing an interim senator to serve for four months, the governor should have one overriding priority: Providing the best possible representation for the people of Massachusetts. William “Mo” Cowan, Governor Patrick’s choice to fill the next four months of John Kerry’s term, appears to have the…
I have great concerns about some of the lofty projections in Governor Brown's budget. Job growth fell in...
Your Benefits under PERS Retirement System Are At Risk! By clicking on the link below you can go directly to the PERS website and view the effects of Senate Bill 2709, introduced by Nancy Collins of Tupelo, MS. This bill will make a number of changes to the retirement system that are adverse to both those already retired as well as those currently working under PERS retirement. Just a couple of examples are: •It will freeze the 13th check for a period of three(3) years, tie it to the consumer index, and cap it at a maximum of three percent going forward after that. Any member in state service on or after July 1 2013, cannot draw a 13th check until they reach age 62. •It will add 7 new members appointed by the Governor and Lt. Governor. It appears this may surrender control of your retirement board to the undercurrents of politics. •To read more click on link Making retroactive changes to benefits in an employee retirement system that adversely effects employees already covered under the system i ...
The Twin County Humane Society seeks to enhance the lives of animals in Carroll and Grayson counties and the City of Galax. Primarily, the Society will provide education to the community, promote adoptions, and support and facilitate spay/neuter efforts.
A Southern California assemblyman would like to see school districts train school employees in the use of concealed weapons and for the state to keep their identities secret. PDF: Read Tim Donnelly
4 reasons Scott Brown should run for governor not in the Senate special election.
For my gun-illiterate friends, this is part of the reason why gun owners are so upset about the "gun control" laws. They're completely arbitrary, based on non-facts, and written by people who have no clue what they're talking about. The media and politicians don't want to make you safer. They want money and control.
“makes a good point Beacon Hill might be a better place for Scott Brown than Capitol Hill
From the Wash Post: 4 reasons Scott Brown should pass on Senate run:
California "wildlife" agencies are planning a coyote killing contest in NE California (Modoc County). THIS LINK HAS ACTION ITEMS, INCLUDING A PETITION. Killing coyotes- or any wild animal- as part of a ‘contest’ ‘tournament’ or ‘drive' is ethically indefensible, ecologically reckless, and contravenes new legislation (AB 2402) that Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law which requires the Fish & Game Commission to use “ecosystem based management” and the best available science in the stewardship of California's wildlife.
With his outbursts, rash decisions and personal vendettas, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is making it just too easy for those who write about city government.
Amend the U.S. Constitution to ensure voter control over government.
Mayor Randy Brown may run for governor, but Gov. Chris Christie need not worry about opposition from within his party as he seeks re-election this year.
Decreased financing and a tax package have led Gov. Jerry Brown to take a stronger interest in the management of California’s higher education systems, much like his father.
just got the call from my sister Karen, it's official, the closing is compete.we are renting in Italy, but our new residence, of the past 5 minutes, is Marshfield, MA...yes, there's a barn for yet another Scott Brown campaign sign, Governor or Senator.
EVERYONE HAS AN OPINION: 4 reasons Scott Brown should pass on the Senate special election and run for governor
SUPPORT LETTERS REQUESTED FOR SCA 7-WOLK – 55% VOTE FOR LIBRARY BONDS AND TAXES As you will recall from our reports to you early last month, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) has introduced SCA 7, a constitutional measure which seeks to reduce the local vote threshold for local special taxes and construction bonds from the current two-thirds vote to 55%. The local special taxes would be dedicated to the funding of local library operations and the bonds would allow for the renovation, rehabilitation, or new construction of library facilities. In order for SCA 7 to become a reality, it will need to pass both houses of the legislature (by a 2/3rds vote in each house) and be signed by Governor Brown. It would then, most likely, be placed on the November 2014 statewide ballot, where it would need to be passed by a majority of the statewide electorate. If successful, all cities, counties and special districts would have the authority to place a special tax for library operations and/or a library construction bon .. ...
So dont look like imma get to go to viewing. N i failed aaron. No1 will help me
Join the discussion! - our Executive Director, Merrill Vargo: This is a time of unprecedented change for education. In recent days, state leaders have started to make a connection between two key issues that are usually discussed separately: school funding and school accountability. But these ideas should not be separate: the way we currently regulate and fund our schools is not only inefficient and inequitable, it also undermines the fundamental accountability relationship between schools and the communities they serve. Too often today the phrase “education reform” seems to mean firing a few teachers and opening another charter school, strategies that will never touch most students. By making his proposal for a “local control funding formula” for schools, Governor Brown has taken a major step toward connecting funding with accountability and defining education reform in way that has the potential for much broader impact. I recently wrote an Op Ed ((PDF)), which was published in the San Francisco ...
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Ohioans are struggling to survive in Kasich's economy. The Columbus Dispatch says "the number of Ohioans living in poverty — almost 2 million — would fill Ohio Stadium more than 17 times." Kasich's Economy = Low Wage Jobs & Shabby Benefits
I am Governor Jerry Brown My aura smiles and never frowns Soon I will be president
Two Boston pediatricians consider how to prevent gun deaths in children in an opinion piece in The New England Journal of Medicine.
by: Jeffrey Ann Goudie .. Freelance writer Bruised Kansas Posted: 01/29/2013 4:59 pm Kansas has become the caricature of the starkly red state the nation always thought it was. Only it wasn't. Until now. I grew up in west Texas -- Midland, to be exact, the hometown claimed by George W. Bush -- and I experienced roguish conservatism. When I moved to Kansas to attend Kansas University in 1967, I was struck by the state's comparative progressive spirit and also the green, rolling hills of its northeast corner. I found the national stereotype of a flat, conservative state dead wrong. I married a Kansas history buff who educated me on the proud history of women in politics: Kansas was the first state in the nation to elect a woman mayor, the first to swear in an all-female town council, an early state to pass the women's suffrage amendment. We've had two female governors when many states, such as neighboring Missouri, have had none. My present hometown of Topeka had enough people of character to fight school s ...
"In truth we are, and in practice we must be, one people, equal in privilege and opportunity."- Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Inaugural Address, 1959
Know Your Senate Bills: "Governor Jerry Brown signed into a law Senate Bill 458 (SB458) on July 15th, 2011. This bill expands the anti-deficiency protection to all second lien residential mortgages on 1-4 unit properties. The bill prevents second mortgage holders from pursuing a borrower after the closing of the short sale for the remaining balance on a loan (it does not protect someone who goes through foreclosure.) Junior lenders such as second or third mortgage, including HELOC's can no longer pursue a deficiency after a short sale"
The rumors are true: Friday, February 8, will be my last day at ODP. It's a bittersweet departure, and I'm truly grateful for the friendship and mentoring of so many people here in Ohio. It will be an exciting challenge to take on the role of Executive Director for the Democratic Party of Virginia and I'm looking forward to new fights and new friends. This is "see you soon," not "goodbye," Ohio campaign family! Elizabeth Walters Cory L. Warfield Elizabeth Brown Kyle McDermott Brendan Kelley Jerid Kurtz Michael Carrozzo Katy Shanahan Jamie Schmittauer Randa Neighbors
May 15, 2012 2:42 PM PRINT TEXT Fla. woman Marissa Alexander gets 20 years for "warning shot": Did she stand her ground? comments57 inShare 7More By Julia Dahl Topics Daily Blotter Marissa Alexander / KYTX (CBS) - Last Friday, Jacksonville mother Marissa Alexander was sentenced by a Florida judge to 20 years in prison for firing what she says was a "warning shot" into the wall after a physical altercation with her husband, Rico Gray. The case has set off yet another controversy involving the state's "stand your ground" law, which is under intense scrutiny after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in February. Critics, including Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-Fla.), are crying foul. How, they ask, could a 31-year-old woman in a relationship with a man who had a history of domestic violence, and whose actions did not result in any physical injury, be sentenced to two decades in prison while George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Martin, is out on bail? "The Florida criminal justice system has sent t ...
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