jerry brown http://kvpr.org en Brown Names New Supreme Court Nominee http://kvpr.org/post/brown-names-new-supreme-court-nominee <p>A Stanford law professor who was born in Mexico and immigrated to California as a teenager has been selected as the next nominee to the state’s Supreme Court. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.</p><p>Governor Jerry Brown has named Stanford Law Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to replace retiring Justice Marvin Baxter. Cuellar has been at Stanford since 2001. He also assisted President Barack Obama on immigration issues during the Obama transition into office.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:52:57 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 36092 at http://kvpr.org Brown Names New Supreme Court Nominee Brown Opposes Existing Water Bond, Wants $6 Billion Replacement http://kvpr.org/post/brown-opposes-existing-water-bond-wants-6-billion-replacement <p>California Governor Jerry Brown has stayed publicly quiet so far&nbsp;on negotiations over a potential replacement to the $11 billion water bond currently set to go before voters in November.</p><p>Now, just days before the Secretary of State's official Thursday&nbsp;deadline for legislative ballot measures to qualify, top legislative sources tell Capital Public Radio the governor is finally making his views clear.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:58:54 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 34709 at http://kvpr.org Brown Opposes Existing Water Bond, Wants $6 Billion Replacement Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Kevin McCarthy, Jerry Brown http://kvpr.org/post/political-junkie-ken-rudin-kevin-mccarthy-jerry-brown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week Central California took center stage in the nation's capital as House Republicans selected Bakersfield's Kevin McCarthy as the next majority leader. &nbsp;It caps a remarkable rise to power for the Kern County congressman, who was elected to his first time in 2006.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:59:35 +0000 Joe Moore 34684 at http://kvpr.org Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Kevin McCarthy, Jerry Brown As Jerry Brown Seeks Re-Election, California Progressives Voice Frustration http://kvpr.org/post/jerry-brown-seeks-re-election-california-progressives-voice-frustration <div><p>California Governor Jerry Brown may be a near-lock to win a record fourth term this fall, but that doesn’t mean he’s universally popular with his fellow Democrats.&nbsp; There’s growing frustration among progressives over what they see as the governor’s fiscal conservatism and business-friendly views.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento in the final report in our three-part series on California’s June gubernatorial primary.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 18:43:00 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 32966 at http://kvpr.org As Jerry Brown Seeks Re-Election, California Progressives Voice Frustration New Budget Projects Almost A Third Of Californians Will Have Medi-Cal http://kvpr.org/post/new-budget-projects-almost-third-californians-will-have-medi-cal <div><p>California Governor Jerry Brown’s new budget estimates that almost a third of the population of California will be enrolled in Medi-Cal during next fiscal year. Pauline Bartolone has more from Sacramento.</p></div><p>About 11.5 million Californians will get health care through Medi-Cal. That’s higher than what the Governor or state health planners anticipated. So the revised budget adds more than a billion dollars to account for the surge.</p><p>Anthony Wright of Health Access says he’s pleased the state expanded Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 21:45:12 +0000 Pauline Bartolone - Capital Public Radio 32739 at http://kvpr.org New Budget Projects Almost A Third Of Californians Will Have Medi-Cal Brown's Revised Budget Would Help State During Drought, Cal Fire http://kvpr.org/post/browns-revised-budget-would-help-state-during-drought-cal-fire <p class="p1">Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal contains more money to address complications from the drought in California. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, he wants more money to go to firefighting, food assistance, and wildlife preservation.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">Governor Brown wants to give an additional $142 million to help the state through the drought. The drought has already caused an early fire season. Under the new spending plan, the Division of Forestry and Fire Protection would get $67 million more to suppress wildfires.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 01:55:21 +0000 Amy Quinton - Capital Public Radio 32626 at http://kvpr.org Brown's Revised Budget Would Help State During Drought, Cal Fire Brown Preaches Fiscal Restraint With May Budget Revision http://kvpr.org/post/brown-preaches-fiscal-restraint-may-budget-revision <p class="p1">With a $4.4 billion budget surplus projected, some California Democrats are calling for increased state spending. But, as Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, Governor Jerry Brown pushed back against that message Tuesday while releasing his May budget revision.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 01:47:40 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 32625 at http://kvpr.org Brown Preaches Fiscal Restraint With May Budget Revision Republicans Battle To Compete Against Governor Brown http://kvpr.org/post/republicans-battle-compete-against-governor-brown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s widely expected Governor Jerry Brown will win reelection in November. But there’s still a fierce battle to be the Republican who challenges him. From Sacramento, Katie Orr takes a look at the two top contenders.</span></p><p class="p1">It’s lobbying season in Sacramento. Several times a week interests groups rally around the Capitol. The groups, often large and clad in brightly colored t-shirts, then head inside and converge on lawmakers’ offices in hopes of gaining support, and possibly money, for their cause.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 01:39:19 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 32624 at http://kvpr.org Republicans Battle To Compete Against Governor Brown Governor Brown Issues New Executive Order In Reponse To Drought http://kvpr.org/post/governor-brown-issues-new-executive-order-reponse-drought <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Jerry Brown’s latest executive order to combat the drought has some aid for farmers, fish and firefighters – and some requests for all Californians.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:59:43 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 31781 at http://kvpr.org Governor Brown Issues New Executive Order In Reponse To Drought 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