More Jerry Brown Articles

  • Poll: Brown leads by 19 points in re-election bid

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown with a 19-point lead over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in his bid for a fourth term. The Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday comes a month after the candidates advanced from the primary. The survey...

  • Governor: Border crossings a humanitarian issue

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is more of a humanitarian issue than a political one. The Democrat said the state "is willing to do its part" but offered no details on what it might do or what...

  • Governor recognizes use of bitcoins in California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that recognizes bitcoins and other virtual currencies in California. Brown announced over the weekend that he had signed AB129 by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson. Dickinson, a Democrat from Sacramento, said his bill repeals an...

  • Governor signs bill to streamline teacher firings

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday making it easier for school districts to fire abusive teachers, capping an effort that gained momentum after a particularly egregious case of misconduct in Los Angeles highlighted how difficult it can be to remove problem...

  • Brown signs bill to fully fund teachers' pensions

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill creating a long-term plan to pay down California's $74 billion in unfunded teacher pension liabilities. The governor signed AB1469 by Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Alameda on Tuesday. The move was largely a formality because...



From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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