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Author Archive: Gov. Edmund G., Brown Jr.

Reserve fund to ease federal concerns

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and State Treasurer Bill Lockyer announced key actions approved recently to help revive and expand the popular Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which makes residential energy and water efficiency projects more affordable and accessible for California homeowners by enabling them to pay off these investments over time […]

Gov. Brown, Legislative leaders announce emergency drought legislation

SACRAMENTO – With California experiencing its worst water shortage crisis in modern history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez to announce legislation to immediately help communities deal with the devastating dry conditions affecting our state and provide funding to increase local water […]

Guv declares drought emergency

SAN FRANCISCO — With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Jan. 17 proclaimed a State of Emergency and directed state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for these drought conditions. “We can’t make it rain, but we can be much better prepared […]

Judge Damrell appointed to Delta Council

Gov. Jerry Brown announced March 13 the appointment of retired federal district court judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. to the Delta Stewardship Council. Damrell will fill the seat previously held by Felicia Marcus, who was appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board last fall. “Judge Damrell is a terrific appointment. He is smart, focused […]

Governor proposes 2013-2014 budget

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Jan. 10 proposed a balanced state budget that boosts investment in education, implements health care reform and keeps California on a long-term path to fiscal stability. This budget builds on the work of the last two years to eliminate the ongoing deficit. “The budget cuts made in the […]

Governor appoints Huber to Sacramento County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. late last month appointed of Alyson L. Huber to a judgeship in the Sacramento County Superior Court. Huber, 40, of El Dorado Hills, served as an assemblymember for the 10th District from 2008 to 2012. She was an associate at Bartko Zankel Tarrant and Miller from 2003 to […]

Capitol tree lighting set for Dec. 5

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced last week the 81st annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, on the West Steps of the State Capitol. This year’s tree is a 50-foot tall white fir tree from the Latour Demonstration State Forest located near Redding in Shasta County […]

Placerville man named state IG

Governor Brown Announces Appointments SACRAMENTO – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. Wednesday announced the appointment of Lt. Col. David Kauffman, 41, of Placerville, as inspector general at the California Military Department. Kauffman has served with the California Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve for nearly 20 years, including tours of duty in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, […]

Gov. signs social media laws

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. took to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace to announce that he signed two bills that increase privacy protections for social media users in California in September.  Assembly Bill 1844 (Campos) and Senate Bill 1349 (Yee) prohibit universities and employers from requiring that applicants give up their email or […]

Governor signs Workers’ Compensation reform

SAN DIEGO – Gov.r Edmund G. Brown Jr. Sept. 18 signed landmark legislation — backed by both Democrats and Republicans — to reduce costs to businesses and protect workers by cutting out hundreds of millions of dollars in waste from California’s Workers’ Compensation system. The bill, SB 863 (De León), reverses a four-year trend of […]

Governor signs bipartisan pension reform bill

LOS ANGELES – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Sept. 12 signed sweeping bipartisan pension reform legislation that saves billions of taxpayer dollars by capping benefits, increasing the retirement age, stopping abusive practices and requiring state employees to pay at least half of their pension costs. “This is the biggest rollback to public pension benefits in […]

Gov. announces pension reform

LOS ANGELES – Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. Aug. 28 outlined a pension reform agreement that saves billions of taxpayer dollars by capping benefits, increasing the retirement age, stopping abusive practices and requiring state employees to pay at least half of their pension costs. The legislation was passed Aug. 31. “These reforms make fundamental changes […]

Governor: Use money to keep parks open

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Aug. 3 pledged to work with the state Legislature to direct millions of dollars in state funds to keep parks open, fix serious park maintenance problems and match donor contributions. He also thanked all Californians who have contributed time and money to save state parks. “Much remains to be […]

Gov. Brown signs Homeowner Bill of Rights

LOS ANGELES – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the California Homeowner Bill of Rights to halt the “abusive tactics” of loan servicers and protect struggling homeowners who are trying, in good faith, to renegotiate their mortgages. “Californians should not have to suffer the abusive tactics of those who would push foreclosure behind the […]

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