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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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Jerry Brown signs bill allowing wine tasting at farmers markets
2014-07-08
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday he has signed an urgency measure allowing winegrowers who bottle their own wine to conduct instructional tastings at California's numerous farmers markets. Assembly Bill 2488, by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San ...
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  1. Gov. Brown Signs Bill Into Law Allowing Wine And Cider Sampling At Farmers ...

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Jerry Brown keeps gloves off California bartenders, chefs
2014-06-28
Jerry Brown announced Saturday he has signed a bill repealing the legislation. The measure reverses legislation Brown signed last year prohibiting retail food employees from handling ready-to-eat food with bare hands. The new legislation instead ...
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  1. California Gov. Jerry Brown signs measure repealing glove requirement for ...
  2. Gov. Jerry Brown signs repeal of restaurant 'glove law'
  3. Glove Requirement for California Restaurant and Bar Workers Repealed

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Gov. Brown signs bills legalizing Bitcoins use, other legislation
2014-06-28
Jerry Brown has signed bills that recognize the legal use of Bitcoins and other digital currencies in California, repeal a requirement for food handlers to use gloves, and keep minor truants out of lockup facilities, his aides announced Saturday. In ...
(Los Angeles Times)
  1. California Governor Signs Bill to Bring Bitcoin and Other Currency into Fold
  2. California governor signs bill legalising Bitcoins
  3. Union-sponsored bill to fast track the firing of teachers signed by California ...

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California's Heroic Democratic Governor Signs Bill To Sack Crappy Teachers ...
2014-06-27
Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law this week that will marginally streamline and expedite the process for sacking teachers at public schools in the state. Assembly Bill 215 will somewhat reduce the layers of red tape that ...
(Daily Caller)
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Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to streamline teacher firings
2014-06-26
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law AB 215, which is aimed at making it easier for districts to discipline or dismiss teachers, especially those accused of egregious misconduct. The bill by Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, ...
(Los Angeles Daily News)
  1. Capitol Alert: Jerry Brown signs teacher dismissal bill
  2. Gov. Brown signs bill to speed firing teachers for misconduct

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill to streamline teacher firings
2014-06-26
Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law AB 215, which is aimed at making it easier for districts to discipline or dismiss teachers, especially those accused of egregious misconduct. The bill by Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, streamlines the ...
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    Jerry Brown signs teacher dismissal bill
    2014-06-25
    brownoaklandport.jpg Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation accelerating the teacher firing process in California, his office announced Wednesday. Brown's action follows a Los Angeles Superior Court ruling this month declaring California's teacher ...
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    1. California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Legislation to Stabilize Teachers ...
    2. Brown signs bill to fully fund teachers' pensions
    3. New California law lets schools fire teachers for 'egregious misconduct'

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    Poll: Jerry Brown leads Neel Kashkari by a mile in re-election bid
    2014-06-25
    Jerry Brown leads Republican Neel Kashkari by 20 percentage points in the general election race for governor, according to a new Field Poll, with Kashkari struggling to raise his profile despite a heated primary contest. Brown, a third-term Democrat ...
    (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
    1. Brown far ahead of GOP challenger Kashkari in Field Poll
    2. Field Poll: Gov. Gandalf is Crushing Tyrion of Kashkari
    3. Kashkari facing 'tall order' to catch Brown, poll shows

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    Gov. Jerry Brown pushes for scaled-down, $6-billion water bond
    2014-06-25
    Jerry Brown told legislative leaders Tuesday that he wants a $6-billion water bond to be put before voters in November — a substantially lower price tag than proposals making their way through the Legislature. We appreciate the governor's direct ...
    (Los Angeles Times)
    1. Gov. Jerry Brown relays water bond priorities to lawmakers
    2. Brown Opposes Existing Water Bond, Wants $6 Billion Replacement

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