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Jerry Brown

Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr. is an American politician, and the 39th and current Governor of the state of California. He previously served two terms as the state's 34th Governor, from 1975 to 1983. He is the son of Pat Brown, the 32nd Governor of California (1959–1967). If Brown decides to run for a fourth term in 2014, he will be unable to run for a fifth term in 2018 due to term limits.
Both before and after his first two terms as governor, Brown was elected to a number of state, local and party offices. He has previously served as Attorney General of California (2007–2011), Mayor of Oakland (1999–2007), chairman of the California Democratic Party (1989–1991), California Secretary of State (1971–1975), and a member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees (1969–1971).
At the time of his election to a third, non-consecutive term as governor, on November 2, 2010, Brown was serving as the 31st ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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California counties tell Gov. Jerry Brown they need money for prison law
2014-04-21
Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local ...
(Merced Sun-Star)
  1. Stability poses new challenge for Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown
  2. Counties tell Brown they need money for his law
  3. Fighting season for Brown, lawmakers

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Jerry Brown grants 63 pardons
2014-04-18
Jerry Brown announced 63 pardons Friday, with the vast majority of the recipients convicted of long-ago drug crimes. The people pardoned, Brown wrote in the pardon messages, have "lived an honest and upright life, exhibited good moral character" and ...
(Sacramento Bee (blog))
  1. Gov. Jerry Brown grants 63 more pardons
  2. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE: Jerry Brown pardons 63 on Good Friday
  3. Gov. Brown Pardons 63 Former Criminal Offenders

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Jerry Brown back to negotiating table with Republicans over rainy-day fund
2014-04-17
Gov. Jerry Brown called Wednesday for a special session of the Legislature to take up his proposal to create a rainy-day fund, and for the first time since 2011 he will have to negotiate a major budget deal with Republicans. The special session ...
(Sacramento Bee)
  1. Jerry Brown pushes his plan for state reserve fund
  2. Jerry Brown Steps Up Efforts For Rainy Day Fund In Constitution
  3. Governor calls to replace rainy day fund ballot proposal

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Jerry Brown calls legislative special session to debate reserve plan
2014-04-16
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a legislative special session to prod lawmakers to approve his proposal for creating a new reserve fund, which the governor says will insulate the state from the economic turbulence it's suffered in ...
(Los Angeles Times)
  1. Jerry Brown calls special legislative session on rainy day fund
  2. Brown Calls Special Session to Alter Budget Reserve Fund (1)
  3. Governor calls special session of Legislature

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Field Poll: Jerry Brown easily dominates governor's race
2014-04-09
Jerry Brown looks to be coasting toward re-election in November, with GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly moving solidly into second place in the June 3 top-two primary, according to a new Field Poll. The survey "is overwhelmingly good for Brown, but, ...
(SFGate)
  1. Gov. Jerry Brown's approval rating climbs to high of 59%, poll finds
  2. Poll Shows Jerry Brown With Huge Lead Over GOP Challengers
  3. Can Governor Jerry Brown Do No Wrong?

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Jerry Brown's public approval rating reaches new high, while Tim Donnelly tops ...
2014-04-09
Gov. Jerry Brown's public approval rating has risen to a new high, as he pummels a crop of little-known Republicans in his bid for re-election, according to a new Field Poll. Brown's 59 percent approval rating among registered voters is nearly ...
(The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
  1. GOVERNOR'S RACE: Neel Kashkari makes second visit to Riverside
  2. Jerry Brown's public approval rating reaches new high, while Tim Donnelly tops ...

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Gov. Jerry Brown Defends Prison Policies
2014-04-08
A federal three-judge panel has given the Brown administration an additional two years to reduce prison overcrowding to court-mandated levels. The ruling was a victory for Brown who had factored the extra time into his proposed budget. But he says ...
(Capital Public Radio News)
  1. Governor Brown Defends Prison Practices

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Gov. Jerry Brown says 'stimulating' realignment program is working
2014-04-08
"Every day we struggle with how to manage the population restraints that had been imposed by the federal courts," Brown said. "But we're on track and that too has led to some creative responses, [like] realignment, but also some new programming that ...
(Los Angeles Times)
  1. Governor Encourages Crime Victims to Tell their Story Often

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Gov. Jerry Brown celebrates 76th birthday
2014-04-07
The Democratic governor has spent most of his adult life in politics and announced in February that he will seek an unprecedented fourth term as California governor this year. Brown was one of the youngest governors when he held the job the first time ...
(Sacramento Bee)
  1. Jerry Brown Celebrates 76th Birthday

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