Gov. Jerry Brown

Regulatory interventions, other than by-right development, would address the question of housing production if the state’s political leadership were really serious about seeking solutions to our housing crisis. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

‘By-right’ deregulation is not a real solution

A few weeks ago we wrote about the “by-right” development law, which…

 

In this May 13, 2016 photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown gestures to a chart showing the unpredictable capital gains revenues as he discusses his revised 2016-17 state budget plan in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

Gov. Jerry Brown signs budget of more than $122 billion

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a state budget Monday that uses…

 

This April 23, 2016 photo shows how low the water is in South Lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada near Bishop, Calif. A nearly average amount of rain and snow this winter has eased California's dry spell, filling key reservoirs in Northern California. Officials warned, however, that the state remains in a drought. Residents of drought-stricken California doubled their water conservation efforts in March compared with the month before by turning off their sprinklers when the rain fell and changing habits, officials said Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)

California looks at easing drought cuts after wet winter

California will consider lifting a mandatory statewide water conservation order for cities…

 

Supporters of a bill to raise California's minimum wage, celebrate in the Assembly gallery after the measure was approved by the state Assembly on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California lawmakers OK highest statewide minimum wage

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers on Thursday approved the nation's highest statewide minimum…

Supporters of a bill to raise California's minimum wage, celebrate in the Assembly gallery after the measure was approved by the state Assembly on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
California could become the first state after Hawaii to raise its smoking age from 18 to 21. (Susan Walsh/2005 AP file photo)

California lawmakers approve raising smoking age to 21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers voted Thursday to make the nation's most…

California could become the first state after Hawaii to raise its smoking age from 18 to 21. (Susan Walsh/2005 AP file photo)
Farmer Rudi Mussi and his grandson Lorenzo stand near Mussi’s almond orchard in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta near Stockton, Calif. The impact of a plan from Gov. Jerry Brown — to divert water from the Sacramento River to Southern California via underground tunnels — on the San Francisco Bay remains unknown thus far. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

Modern pyramid building

Sometimes politicians are stubborn. And sometimes that stubbornness makes them continue to…

Farmer Rudi Mussi and his grandson Lorenzo stand near Mussi’s almond orchard in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta near Stockton, Calif. The impact of a plan from Gov. Jerry Brown — to divert water from the Sacramento River to Southern California via underground tunnels — on the San Francisco Bay remains unknown thus far. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

Gov. Brown extends California water-saving measures in drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is extending his executive order requiring Californians to…

California Gov. Jerry Brown talks at a conference in San Diego. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo)

California governor signs 2 bills tied to police misconduct

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two bills relating to police…

California Gov. Jerry Brown talks at a conference in San Diego. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo)
California Gov. Jerry Brown, center, flanked by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, right, walk to a news conference to announce a budget agreement they have reached in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 16, 2015.   The budget plan sends billions more to public schools and universities in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and boosts spending on social welfare programs.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Brown, lawmakers agree on $115.4 billion California budget

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced a $115.4 billion…

California Gov. Jerry Brown, center, flanked by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, right, walk to a news conference to announce a budget agreement they have reached in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 16, 2015.   The budget plan sends billions more to public schools and universities in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and boosts spending on social welfare programs.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this photo taken Thursday May 14, 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his revised state budget plan during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. As California lawmakers begin drilling into Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Lawmakers to vote on $117.5B budget without Brown sign-off

SACRAMENTO — As a roomful of lawmakers and staff grinded through the…

In this photo taken Thursday May 14, 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his revised state budget plan during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. As California lawmakers begin drilling into Brown's $115 billion budget proposal, Democrats and social welfare advocates say they see many areas that need even more funding to make up for deep cuts during the recession. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Cities: California water reduction order unrealistic, unfair

California cities that are being told to slash water use are pushing…

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Gov. Brown signs bill creating database for sea-level rise reporting

State and local agencies responding to an anticipated rise in sea levels…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Thursday

Gov. Jerry Brown open to fine-tuning criminal justice changes

Gov. Jerry Brown defended his 3-year-old criminal justice realignment law Wednesday but…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Thursday
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Certainties, uncertainties in 2014 elections

The new year is an election year — by no means the…

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AP Photo/Beck DiefenbachCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown speaks before signing an agreement with China's National Development and Reform Commission Vice Chairman Xie Zhenhua (not pictured) to boost bilateral cooperation on climate change during a news conference at the Bay Area Council

Governor signs bill to address prison court order

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a compromise bill intended to…

AP Photo/Beck DiefenbachCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown speaks before signing an agreement with China's National Development and Reform Commission Vice Chairman Xie Zhenhua (not pictured) to boost bilateral cooperation on climate change during a news conference at the Bay Area Council
Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photoDiya Malika

Prison hunger strike ends after hearings promised

SACRAMENTO — California inmates on Thursday ended a 60-day hunger strike after…

Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photoDiya Malika
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliGov. Jerry Brown

Legislation would protect California transit money

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democrats in the state Assembly announced Wednesday that…

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AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliState Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg

California governor proposes $315M prison fix

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliState Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliGov. Jerry Brown signs a copy of the education bill during a ceremonial signing held at California Middle School in Sacramento

Brown signs school-funding changes into law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed sweeping education legislation Monday that…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliGov. Jerry Brown signs a copy of the education bill during a ceremonial signing held at California Middle School in Sacramento
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this Jan. 12

Judges: Brown must fully comply with prison order

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A panel of federal judges on Thursday rejected Gov.…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this Jan. 12