SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed the 2011-12 California State Budget (SB 87), dropping General Fund spending to the lowest level in decades, returning authority to local government and closing the state’s $26.6 billion deficit. The budget makes substantial cuts to government programs and reduces state spending by $15 [...]
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Calif. Governor Brown Signs Legislation for June 29, 2011 including ABx1 28 Clarifying Law for Out-of-State Retailers to Collect Sales Tax
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced today that he has signed the following budget trailer bills: ABx1 19 by Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (D-San Fernando Valley) which contains necessary statutory changes to achieve savings assumed in the 2011 Budget Act for the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) • ABx1 26 [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced the following appointments. First, Christina Chung, 41, of Alameda, has been appointed special counsel to the Labor Commissioner. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Donna Ryu of the United States District Court, Northern District of California from 2010 to 2011. Previously, [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on Friday (June 17) announced the following appointments. First, Sarita Kohli, 52, of Saratoga, has been appointed to the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Kohli has served as the director of mental health programs at Asian Americans for Community Involvement since 2005. From 2001 to 2003, [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In a YouTube video and veto message released today, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced that he will not sign Senate Bill 69 and Assembly Bill 98, which together comprise the state budget passed by the Legislature on June 15, 2011. The full text of the veto message is below: [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on Wednesday (June 8) announced that the state has eliminated 29,398 cell phones, achieving a 44 percent reduction in the number of phones issued to state employees in state agencies and departments under the Governor’s direct authority. Deeper cuts will be made in the next [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -– Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced “long overdue” personnel and program restructuring at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) headquarters. This significant change to CDCR will eliminate more than 400 headquarters’ positions and save the state $30 million in General Fund dollars. “This is a long overdue [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced the following appointments. Michael Cooney, 66, of Santa Barbara, has been appointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Cooney has been a partner of Santa Barbara Investment Group since 1997. He was a partner at Price, Postel & Parma from 1969 to [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today unveiled a revised state budget that reduces by nearly $3 billion the amount of taxes needed to balance the budget, spurs job creation through new tax incentives and pays off most of the $34.7 billion debt built up over the last decade. “California’s economy [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In another move to save taxpayer dollars, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has proposed eliminating the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board. “Although state revenues have improved because of the underlying strength of California’s business climate, we’re not out of the woods yet – not even close,” Brown said. “Cutbacks in boards, [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Taking action to trim government bureaucracy and save California taxpayers millions of dollars, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on Tuesday (May 10) announced a long overdue plan to merge the state’s two personnel agencies – the State Personnel Board (SPB) and the Department of Personnel Administration (DPA) – into a [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced the following appointments: Dr. Willie Armstrong, 36, of Sacramento has been appointed undersecretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency. Armstrong has served as chief of staff for Assemblymember Nora Campos since 2010 and was chief of staff for Assemblymember Anna Caballero from [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced the following appointment. Sue Burr, 57, of Rancho Murieta, has been appointed by the State Board of Education to serve as the executive director of the board. In addition to her responsibilities as executive director, Burr will also advise the Governor on education [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor U.S. Army Air Forces Pfc. Mervyn E. Sims, 23, a WWII airman missing since 1943. On April 22, 2011 the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced that Sims’ remains have been identified and are [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Upon learning that millions of dollars in employee salary and travel advances are going uncollected, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today issued an Executive Order to ensure state agencies and departments recover taxpayer dollars and improve internal accounting. “It’s shocking that the state has apparently failed to collect millions of [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Following significant increases in statewide rainfall and mountain snowpack this season, Governor Jerry Brown today proclaimed an end to the state’s drought, but urged Californians to keep conserving water as we move into the spring and summer months. “While this season’s storms have lifted us out of the drought, it’s [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown today issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday, March 30, 2011 as “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day” in the State of California. The text of the proclamation follows: PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA America is a symbol of freedom and has achieved its stature in [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown today announced the following appointments, including: Anna Caballero, 56, of Salinas, has been named Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency. She previously served in the California Assembly representing the 28th District. From 2000 to 2006 she was the executive director of Partners for Peace, a [...]
In His First YouTube Address, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Calls on Legislature to Think as ‘Californians First,’ Let Voters Decide on Taxes
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In his first YouTube address since taking office, Governor Jerry Brown is calling on state legislators to let voters have a voice in deciding how to solve the state’s budget crisis. Brown gave Californians an update on budget negotiations in Sacramento during a three minute check-in filmed in his Capitol [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown yesterday (March 16) issued an emergency proclamation for Mendocino and San Luis Obispo Counties following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan, which generated a water surge along the California coast, causing damage to ports, harbors and infrastructure. This follows the emergency proclamation [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown today announced that law enforcement leaders across the state have expressed support for his revised realignment plan to put more power back in the hands of local communities. To date, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA), the Peace Officers Research Association [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown on Feb. 22 (Tues.) announced the following appointments: First, Wylie Aitken, 69, of Anaheim, has been appointed to the California Arts Council. He was previously appointed to the Council in March 2010. Aitken is a partner at Aitken, Aitken and Cohn, the law firm he founded in [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/–– Continuing his work to save scarce taxpayer dollars, Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday (Feb. 15) issued a hiring freeze across state government. “We have a $25 billion deficit, and we must do everything possible to save money and make government leaner and more efficient,” Brown said. The hiring freeze is comprehensive, [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In a move that will save taxpayers $6 billion dollars over the next 35 years, Governor Jerry Brown today called off the previous administration’s “short-sighted” proposal to sell and leaseback 11 state properties. “The sale and leaseback proposal was short-sighted and would have cost taxpayers billions of dollars in the [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Warning that California will not create the jobs it needs “unless we get our financial house in order,” Gov. Jerry Brown challenged state legislators today to allow people to vote on his three-part plan to solve the state’s financial crisis. “My intention is to make California again a leader in [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tues., Jan. 25, California Governor Jerry Brown announced the following appointments. First, Gareth Elliott, 40, of Sacramento, has been named legislative affairs secretary in the Office of the Governor. He has served as policy director for Senator Alex Padilla since 2008. Elliott was policy director and deputy chief of [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown will release a balanced state budget today that slashes spending by $12.5 billion, including an eight to 10 percent cut in take-home pay for most state employees, and proposes a “vast and historic” restructuring of government operations. “These cuts will be painful, requiring sacrifice from every sector [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Jerry Brown Inaugural Address, January 3, 2011 (As Prepared): Madam Chief Justice, Governor and Mrs. Davis, Governor and Mrs. Schwarzenegger, esteemed members of the Senate and the Assembly, constitutional officers, distinguished guests, fellow Californians. Thank you for joining me today. Governor Schwarzenegger, thank you also for your courtesies and help [...]
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