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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for Sept. 13, 2012 – Signs New Bills into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills, including: AB 197 by Assemblymember Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon) – Public employees’ retirement. AB 801 by Assemblymember Sandre Swanson (D-Oakland) – Illegal dumping enforcement officers and code enforcement officers. (Additional follow.)

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bills into Law: Legislative Update for Sept. 7, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: AB 233 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Los Angeles) – Personal income taxes: voluntary contributions: California YMCA Youth and Government Fund. AB 432 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) – Transit: Sacramento County. Additional follow:

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Calif. Brown Announces Pension Reform Agreement to Save Billions by Capping Benefits, Increasing the Retirement Age

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. outlined a sweeping 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.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 22, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Jeffrey Azoff, 26, of Beverly Hills, has been appointed to the California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors. Azoff has been senior manager and strategic operations manager at Front Line Management Group Inc. since 2008.

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Calif. Governor Brown Cuts Red Tape to Strengthen State’s Response to Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — As wildfires threaten communities across the state, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today secured approval from U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to mobilize military troops and aircraft to fight fires under a single commander within the National Guard. “Too often the response to fires is wrapped up in red […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Aug. 20, 2012 to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Leah Brew, 45, of Brea, has been appointed to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Brew has been chair and professor at the department of counseling at California State University, Fullerton since 2001. She was a teaching assistant at […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update with Bills Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 391 by Assemblymember Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) – Secondhand dealers and pawnbrokers: electronic reporting. Also, AB 805 by Assemblymember Norma Torres (D-Pomona) – Common interest developments. Additional follow: – AB 806 by Assemblymember Norma Torres […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Launches ‘Climate Change: Just The Facts’ to Refute Global Warming Deniers

STATELINE, Nev. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. used the occasion of the annual Tahoe Summit to launch a new website, Climate Change: Just The Facts, that documents the dangerous effects of global warming and calls on those who still deny its existence to “wake up and honestly face the […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown announces appointments to California County Superior Courts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of various individuals to California Country Superior Court positions. First, Richard H. DuBois was appointed to a judgeship in the San Mateo County Superior Court. DuBois, 62, of Woodside, has served as a family law commissioner for the San Mateo […]

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Calif. Governor Brown: Use Money to Keep California’s Parks Open

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. pledged to work with the California 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 […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 27, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday announced the following appointments: First, Carole Goldsmith, 47, of Fresno, has been appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. Goldsmith has held multiple positions at the West Hills Community College District since 2002, including vice chancellor of educational services and workforce […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Dedicates Sunrise Powerlink Transmission Line

ALPINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today dedicated the Sunrise Powerlink transmission line in San Diego County, which will deliver millions of kilowatt hours of renewable energy, strengthen grid reliability during hot summer months and help California meet its renewable energy goals. “The Sunrise Powerlink is an extraordinarily sophisticated technology that […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 25, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Julie Austin, 56, of Oceanside, has been appointed to Area Board XIII of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Austin has been a self-employed special education and disabilities advocate since 1997 and has been an advocate for the […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation (SB 1029) to Improve California’s Transportation System

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday signed SB 1029, which will create thousands of new jobs in California by modernizing regional transportation systems and linking them to the state’s future high-speed rail line. The $4.7 billion investment will be matched by an additional $7.9 billion in federal and local […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 17, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Tuesday announced the following appointments: First, Eric Gelber, 65, of Davis, has been appointed assistant director of the office of legislation at the California Department of Developmental Services. Gelber has been chief consultant for the California State Assembly Committee on Human Services since 2008. […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 16, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Monday announced the following appointments: First, Todd Irby, 54, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief counsel at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Irby has served as deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice since 2007. He was a private practice attorney […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 13, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Adele Arnold, 60, of Sonora, has been appointed to the Board of State and Community Corrections. Arnold has served as chief probation officer for Tuolumne County since 2009. She served in multiple positions for Siskiyou County from 1991 to […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 13, 2012 – New Assembly Bills Signed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 57 by Assemblymember Jim Beall Jr. (D-San Jose) – Metropolitan Transportation Commission. AB 1047 by Assemblymember Kevin Jeffries (R-Riverside) – Vehicles: motorcycle safety. Additional: – AB 1443 by Assemblymember Dan Logue (R-Chino) – Home […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for July 11, 2012 to California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First, Donna Atteberry, 64, of Mountain View, has been appointed to Area Board VII of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. Atteberry has been a procedure writer and editor at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company since 2005. She was […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs California Homeowner Bill of Rights

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — 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 […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update for July 10, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills: First, AB 389 by Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) – Bleeding disorders. AB 1621 by Assemblymember Linda Halderman (R-Clovis/Fresno) – Physicians and surgeons: prostate cancer. ALSO: – AB 1727 by Assemblymember Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach) – […]

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Calif. Governor Brown’s Government Reorganization Plan Becomes Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The most comprehensive overhaul of state government in decades became official on Tuesday following legislative approval of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s Reorganization Plan. The Governor’s plan, which will be implemented over the next year, cuts the number of state agencies from 12 to 10 and eliminates or consolidates dozens […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Praises Decision to Open Silicon Valley Patent Office

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement in response to the United States Department of Commerce’s decision to open a new, regional patent office in California: “The Commerce Department’s decision to locate a new patent office in the Silicon Valley recognizes that California is the world capital […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs State Legislation June 27 and 28, 2012 (Round-up of Assembly Bills)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed the following bills yesterday: AB 1464 by Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys) – 2012-13 Budget. AB 1465 by Committee on Budget – Transportation. AB 1467 by Committee on Budget – Health. ALSO: • AB 1470 by Committee on Budget – Mental health: State Department […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Signs California’s 2012-13 ‘Balanced’ Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday signed a balanced state budget that protects funding for education and public safety while cutting $8 billion from government to close a $15.7 billion deficit and build a reserve of nearly $1 billion. The budget slashes spending in almost every part of state […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 27, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Wednesday announced the following appointments: First, Christopher Reardon, 51, of Modesto, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Reardon has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation since 2003, including chief deputy director and […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 25, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Dean Grafilo, 40, of West Sacramento, has been appointed to the California State Athletic Commission. Grafilo has been the associate government relations director at the California Medical Association since 2009. He served as chief of staff to Assemblymember Warren […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Govt. Appointments for June 22, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday announced the following appointments: First, Sonia Huestis, 38, of Courtland, has been appointed deputy director of bureau relations at the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Huestis has served in multiple positions at the California State Controller’s Office since 2000, including section chief for […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Directs State Agencies to Revise Flammability Standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in an effort to protect public safety by reducing the use of toxic flame retardants, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has directed state agencies to revise flammability standards for upholstered furniture sold in the state. Governor Brown has asked the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Flag Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Proclamation Declaring Flag Day: On June 14th, 1777, in the midst of our struggle to free ourselves from the colonial rule of Great Britain, the Second Continental Congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the flag of the nascent United States of America. Since that day, our flag has served […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Govt. Appointments for June 13, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Robert Boneso, 50, of Paso Robles, has been appointed to the 16th District Agricultural Association, Mid-State Fair Board. Boneso has been vice president at Boneso Brothers Construction since 1999. He worked at RP Richards Inc. from 1985 to 1999, […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 12, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Ryan Brooks, 41, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy, where he has served since 2008. Brooks has been the vice president of government relations at CBS Outdoor since 2002. He was director […]

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 11, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Doug Bloch, 42, of Oakland, has been appointed to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation. Bloch has been political director at Teamsters Joint Council 7 since 2010.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 8, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Thomas Cullen, 50, of Novato, has been appointed chief deputy director for the Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response, also known as the Oil Spill Response Administrator, at the California Department of Fish and Game.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 7, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday announced the following appointments: First, David Dias, 51, of Napa, has been appointed to the Contractors State License Board, where he has served since 2011. Dias has been a business representative for Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 104 since 2005.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 4, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Jack Hall, 55, of Fresno, has been appointed to the Mendota Designated Local Authority. Hall has been director of government affairs at Comcast since 2010.

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California Governor Brown Announces Appointments for May 25, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday announced the following appointments: First, Andrew Bowden, 58, of Newport Beach, has been appointed to the Landscape Architects Technical Committee.

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