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SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Following Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s proposal of a three-part California Jobs First plan this morning, business leaders expressed overwhelming support for his plan to put Californians to work.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Taking action to put Californians to work, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proposed a three-part California Jobs First plan that offers over $1 billion a year in tax relief for businesses that create jobs in the state.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -– Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointment. Michael E. Rossi, 67, of Pebble Beach, has been appointed to the Board of the High Speed Rail Authority.

SACRAMENTO,. Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday announced the following appointments. First, Jeanne Clinton, 60, of Berkeley, has been appointed special advisor to the California Public Utilities Commission. Clinton has been a manager of the Climate Strategies Branch of the Commission since 2009.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday issued an Executive Order establishing the California Interagency Council on Veterans to improve how veterans’ services are coordinated across local, state and federal government.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday announced the following appointments. First, Paul Benedetto, 51, of Elk Grove, has been appointed deputy secretary of operations at the California Technology Agency. Benedetto has been director of the Office of Systems Integration at the California Health and Human Services Agency since 2008 after serving as chief deputy director from 2007 to 2008.

Sacramento, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senate Bill 559, a landmark civil rights protection bill authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was approved with strong bipartisan support by the State Senate today. The bill protects Californians by prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information in California. The legislation now goes to the Governor for his signature.

Sacramento, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senate Bill 559, a landmark civil rights protection bill authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) was approved with strong bipartisan support by the State Assembly today. The bill protects Californians by prohibiting discrimination based on genetic information in California. The legislation now goes back to the Senate for concurrence and then to the Governor for his signature.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Pfc. Rueben J. Lopez, 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.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointment: Michael E. Rossi, 67, of Pebble Beach, has been appointed senior jobs advisor in the Office of the Governor.

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In an historic joint appearance at the 2011 Tahoe Summit, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced on Tuesday a renewed commitment to updating the Regional Plan for Lake Tahoe and enhancing the role of the two states in cooperating with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA).

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.on Monday announced the following appointments. First, Cliff Allenby, 74, of Elk Grove, has been appointed chair of the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board. Allenby is currently interim director of the Department of Mental Health.
L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the appointment of Rafael Bernardino to the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners on Monday.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor four California servicemen who bravely gave their lives in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to their family and friends at this difficult time.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments. First, Dan Figueroa, 60, of Blythe, has been appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings. Figueroa worked at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison as a correctional counselor from 1996 to 2010 and as a business services supervisor from 1992 to 1996.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and U.S. Secretary of the Navy...
Governor Edmund G. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday announced he has signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Monday that he has signed the following bills: AB 84 by Assemblymember...
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills: AB 140 by Assemblymember Felipe...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Thursday that he has signed the following bills: AB 61 by Assemblymember...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills: AB 55 by Assemblymember Mike...
Governor Edmund G. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Erick Casallas, 31, of Bakersfield, has been appointed...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -– Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced on Monday that he has signed the following bills: • AB 494 by Assemblymember...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Trevor Albertson, 31, of Folsom, has been appointed to serve as deputy secretary of veterans services at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Albertson is a captain with over nine years of commissioned service in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bills: AB 107, 108, 120; SB...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leaders in the legal field expressed strong support for Governor Brown's nomination of Goodwin Liu, Professor of Law at...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. nominated Goodwin Liu, Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley Law School,...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced today that he has signed several bills, including AB 82 and AB 130....

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments: John 'Jack' Brooks, 87, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Gerardo Mouet, 53, of Santa Ana, has been appointed to the 32nd District Agricultural Association, Orange County Fair Board.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced “The Governor’s Conference on Local Renewable Energy Resources,” a two-day event in Los Angeles that will explore how the public and private sectors can drive local energy generation to meet his 12,000 megawatts goal for California by 2020.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. also announced today that he has signed the following bill: SB 48 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Pupil instruction: prohibition of discriminatory content.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In a letter to President Barack Obama, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today appealed a denial by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to declare a major disaster and provide federal assistance and statewide Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding for counties impacted by severe storms in March.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that California has dispatched a team of experts to assist in the Yellowstone River oil spill response. The deployment of California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) staff was approved after the State of California received a request from the State of Montana for mutual aid assistance following a pipeline break on July 1, 2011.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Ken Pimlott, 45, of Cameron Park, has been appointed director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). He has served in multiple resource management and fire protection positions with the department since 1993 and has served as acting director since 2010.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today sent the following letter to Herbert Carter, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the California State University ....

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today he has appointed Gaye Williams as his new Chief of Staff. Williams, who has served as Senior Managing Director in the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Business Policy as well as Deputy Mayor for Intergovernmental Relations to Mayor Richard Riordan, will serve as Chief of Staff for the remainder of Mayor Villaraigosa’s term.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ --The State Senate Committee on Environmental Quality yesterday passed the Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act, AB 1319, by Assemblymember Betsy Butler (D-Marina del Rey), which seeks to ban the toxic chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA) in baby products.
Governor Edmund G. Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that an executive order to purge unnecessary vehicles has already cut the state’s fleet by 3,800, which is expected to save $11.4 million next year and bring in $5 million from auction revenue.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. Chad D. Frokjer, 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.