jerry brown http://kvpr.org en Brown Calls Special Legislative Session on New Budget Reserve http://kvpr.org/post/brown-calls-special-legislative-session-new-budget-reserve <p class="p1">California Governor Jerry Brown is throwing the full weight of his office behind his push for a new state budget reserve by calling the legislature into special session next week.&nbsp; But Republicans say he’ll have to strengthen his proposal to win their support.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:18:50 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 31306 at http://kvpr.org Brown Calls Special Legislative Session on New Budget Reserve Governor Brown Defends Prison Practices http://kvpr.org/post/governor-brown-defends-prison-practices <p>California Governor Jerry Brown says reducing prison overcrowding continues to be a top priority. Brown talked with reporters Tuesday after speaking at the 25<sup>th</sup> Annual Crime Victims Right’s Rally at the state Capitol. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.</p><p>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 court intervention remains a burden.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:23:27 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 30945 at http://kvpr.org Governor Brown Defends Prison Practices Teachers, Students Rally To 'Save FFA' Amid Proposed Funding Changes http://kvpr.org/post/teachers-students-rally-save-ffa-amid-proposed-funding-changes <p>Go to a rural high school in Central California, and one of the most popular extra-curricular programs will be FFA – Future Farmers of America. But now the people who run those programs say their future is threatened in Governor Brown’s new budget.</p><p>It’s all part of a big change to the way school districts get their money from Sacramento – the Local Control Funding Formula. In general it’s been good news for schools up and down the valley, as it redirects more money to districts with high populations of low-income families, English learners and foster youth.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:32:44 +0000 Joe Moore 30232 at http://kvpr.org Teachers, Students Rally To 'Save FFA' Amid Proposed Funding Changes Brown Visits Tulare Farm Show, Says Compromise Needed On Water http://kvpr.org/post/brown-visits-tulare-farm-show-says-compromise-needed-water <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California Governor Jerry Brown toured the World Ag Expo in </span>Tulare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Wednesday and weighed into the debate between competing House and Senate plans for response to the state’s drought. Brown says Republicans and Democrats need to find common ground on a bill that will benefit all Californians.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 01:12:32 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 28428 at http://kvpr.org Brown Visits Tulare Farm Show, Says Compromise Needed On Water Brown Again Calls for Restraint In His 2014 State Of The State Address http://kvpr.org/post/brown-again-calls-restraint-his-2014-state-state-address <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jerry Brown has delivered another message of fiscal prudence in his 2014 State of the State address.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"We can’t go back to 'business as usual,'" Brown told lawmakers at a joint session of the California legislature in Sacramento.</span></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:15:04 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 27484 at http://kvpr.org Brown Again Calls for Restraint In His 2014 State Of The State Address TARP's "$700 Billion Man" Wants To Lead California: Neel Kashkari http://kvpr.org/post/tarps-700-billion-man-wants-lead-california-neel-kashkari <p>He’s never held elected office.&nbsp; He’s not a household name.&nbsp; To the extent he IS known, it’s for running the politically unpopular federal bank bailout program.&nbsp; And he’s the man many California Republicans are counting on to rescue their party.&nbsp; He is Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official under Presidents Bush and Obama.&nbsp; And as of today, he’s now running for governor of California.&nbsp; Ben Adler has this profile from Sacramento.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:17:34 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 27442 at http://kvpr.org TARP's "$700 Billion Man" Wants To Lead California: Neel Kashkari Brown's Budget Proposal Spends Cap and Trade Money http://kvpr.org/post/browns-budget-proposal-spends-cap-and-trade-money <div><p>California Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal includes some major investments in the environment. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, it lays out how he wants to spend $850 million in revenue from the state’s greenhouse gas reduction program known as cap-and-trade.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 02:20:52 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 26972 at http://kvpr.org Brown's Budget Proposal Spends Cap and Trade Money Brown Uses Budget to Push for More Time on Prisons http://kvpr.org/post/brown-uses-budget-push-more-time-prisons <div><p>California remains under a court order to reduce its prison population. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, Governor Jerry Brown is trying to use his budget to get the state some more time.</p></div><p>A federal three judge panel has given California until the middle of April to reduce is prison population to about 137 percent of capacity.&nbsp; But Brown is basing several items in his budget on the assumption California will get a two-year extension of that deadline. Brown has long maintained the state has done enough to reduce prison overcrowding.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 02:07:14 +0000 Katie Orr - Captial Public Radio 26971 at http://kvpr.org Brown Uses Budget to Push for More Time on Prisons Brown Pushes Fiscal Restraint As He Releases His Budget Proposal http://kvpr.org/post/brown-pushes-fiscal-restraint-he-releases-his-budget-proposal <p>California Governor Jerry Brown is calling for another year of fiscal prudence, despite the state’s four-and-a-half billion dollar budget surplus.&nbsp; That’s drawing mixed reactions from legislative Democrats and cautious praise from minority Republicans.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</p><p>There was little suspense over the contents of the budget itself after it leaked out two days early.&nbsp; But that didn’t stop the governor from making his case for restraint.</p><p>He pointed to a chart of red and black bars showing the deficits and surpluses from the last decade.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:44:12 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 26969 at http://kvpr.org Brown Pushes Fiscal Restraint As He Releases His Budget Proposal With Donnelly's Entry, 2014 Governor's Race Begins to Take Shape http://kvpr.org/post/donnellys-entry-2014-governors-race-begins-take-shape <p>A tea party California Assemblyman has become the first Republican to officially enter the 2014 governor’s race.&nbsp; Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown is widely considered the frontrunner, assuming he decides to run for a record fourth term.&nbsp; But as Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the race to face Brown in California’s new “top two” primary system is wide open.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:38:07 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 24240 at http://kvpr.org With Donnelly's Entry, 2014 Governor's Race Begins to Take Shape US Supreme Court Rejects State's Prison Appeal http://kvpr.org/post/us-supreme-court-rejects-states-prison-appeal <p class="p1">Governor Jerry Brown has been turned down by the US Supreme Court once again. He won&rsquo;t get a hearing on a federal order to reduce prison overcrowding in the state. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.</p><p class="p1">The Supreme Court has declined to hear Brown&rsquo;s appeal, attempting to overturn a federal court order to reduce prison overcrowding in the state. California has until the end of January to comply with the order, but could be given an extension if it develops a suitable long-term plan to reduce overcrowding.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:08:36 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 23073 at http://kvpr.org US Supreme Court Rejects State's Prison Appeal New Laws Signal Change in Attitude in California Toward Immigration http://kvpr.org/post/new-laws-signal-change-attitude-california-toward-immigration <div><p>The passage of some high profile immigration legislation in California appears to signal a shift in the state&rsquo;s attitude on the issue, particularly with its Governor, Jerry Brown. Max Pringle reports from Sacramento.</p></div><p>In 2010, then-candidate Brown opposed driver licenses for undocumented immigrants. This month he signed a bill allowing licenses for undocumented immigrants. Brown says the law now reflects the outlook of the majority of Californians.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 02:36:13 +0000 Max Pringle - Capital Public Radio 22692 at http://kvpr.org New Laws Signal Change in Attitude in California Toward Immigration In Fresno, Brown Signs Bill Giving Undocumented Immigrants Driving Privileges http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-brown-signs-bill-giving-undocumented-immigrants-driving-privileges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California Governor Jerry Brown made a trip to Fresno today (Thursday) to sign a bill that gives undocumented immigrants the right to drive legally. &nbsp;He signed </span>AB60<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> into law in front of a crowd of over 300 students, staff and immigration supporters at Fresno City College.</span></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:28:48 +0000 Ezra David Romero 22525 at http://kvpr.org In Fresno, Brown Signs Bill Giving Undocumented Immigrants Driving Privileges Legislature Overwhelmingly Approves Prison Plan http://kvpr.org/post/legislature-overwhelmingly-approves-prison-plan <p class="p1">The California Legislature has overwhelmingly&nbsp;approved a deal between the Governor and leaders of the Senate and Assembly to reduce overcrowding in state prisons. California has been ordered by a federal three-judge-panel to either release or find&nbsp;additional&nbsp;space for more than nine thousand inmates by the end of December.</p><p class="p1">Under the deal,&nbsp;California will ask the panel for an extension on the December deadline. Any savings would be put toward programs to keep people out of jail.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 01:30:45 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 21435 at http://kvpr.org Legislature Overwhelmingly Approves Prison Plan Prisons Battle Heats Up at California Capitol http://kvpr.org/post/prisons-battle-heats-california-capitol <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California Senate Democrats have approved their own plan to deal with the federal court order to reduce prison overcrowding.&nbsp; They pushed their proposal through the Senate Budget Committee today over the objections of Republicans and Governor Jerry Brown.</span></p><p>Corrections Secretary Jeff Beard lobbied strongly for Brown’s plan, known as Senate Bill 105.&nbsp; It would increase capacity by contracting out beds from county, private and out-of-state facilities.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 01:18:59 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 21082 at http://kvpr.org Prisons Battle Heats Up at California Capitol Brown Releases Plan to Ease Prison Overcrowding http://kvpr.org/post/brown-releases-plan-ease-prison-overcrowding <p class="p1">Thousands of California inmates may be transferred to other facilities in an effort to ease prison overcrowding. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, the plan comes after multiple federal court orders.</p><p class="p3">To be clear, Governor Jerry Brown doesn’t think California needs to do any more to ease prison overcrowding. He notes the inmate population has dropped by 45,000 since 2006.&nbsp; But multiple federal judges were not convinced and repeatedly ordered the state to further reduce overcrowding. That could happen by releasing inmates or finding more space.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:57:56 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio News 20684 at http://kvpr.org Brown Releases Plan to Ease Prison Overcrowding The Evolution of Jerry Brown http://kvpr.org/post/evolution-jerry-brown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California lawmakers are voting on hundreds of bills in the final weeks of session.&nbsp; And the man who will determine their fate is approaching a milestone.&nbsp; In less than two months, Jerry Brown will become the longest-serving governor in California history.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento on how the Brown of today compares to the Brown of 30 years ago.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">-----</span></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 01:35:49 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 20458 at http://kvpr.org The Evolution of Jerry Brown Changes Announced for California Bay Delta Conservation Plan http://kvpr.org/post/changes-announced-california-bay-delta-conservation-plan <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The California Department of Water Resources is changing the Bay Delta Conservation Plan. It includes two tunnels to carry water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to central and southern California. But as Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the changes do not satisfy environmentalists or people that live in the Delta.</span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:02:48 +0000 Amy Quinton 20113 at http://kvpr.org Changes Announced for California Bay Delta Conservation Plan Congressional Reps. Urge Brown to Sign TRUST Act http://kvpr.org/post/congressional-reps-urge-brown-sign-trust-act <p>Nearly 30 California congressional representatives have written to Governor Jerry Brown urging him to sign legislation that would reduce deportations of undocumented immigrants. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.</p><p>The TRUST Act would limit when local law enforcement agencies could hold undocumented immigrants before turning them over to federal immigration officials for possible deportation. Members of California’s congressional delegation, including Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, are urging Brown to sign the measure if it gets to his desk.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:48:03 +0000 Katie Orr 20034 at http://kvpr.org Congressional Reps. Urge Brown to Sign TRUST Act Bill Would Allow Non-Citizens to Work as California Poll Workers http://kvpr.org/post/bill-would-allow-non-citizens-work-california-poll-workers <p class="p1">A bill that would expand the pool of volunteers for election polling places is on its way to California Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. And, as Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, it’s generating some philosophical questions.</p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:01:13 +0000 Katie Orr 19814 at http://kvpr.org Bill Would Allow Non-Citizens to Work as California Poll Workers