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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 weighs in on Apple taxes, gets ire of the Irish
2014-06-09
"I don't know how you got to have Apple to have so much of their business in Ireland, we thought they were a Californian company," a reporter from the Irish Independent quoted Brown saying Friday evening at Enterprise Ireland, an event for Irish start ...
(Los Angeles Times)
  1. Irish corporate tax rate criticised during Taoiseach's US trip
  2. Kenny should learn some lessons on Irish tax and jobs from California trip

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California budget: Gov. Jerry Brown begins sprint toward re-election
2014-01-10
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday began a sprint toward his widely expected run for re-election by formally unveiling a $106.8 billion budget blueprint he hopes will give voters what they want. The plan calls for paying off many of the state's ...
(San Jose Mercury News)
  1. California Gov. Jerry Brown Builds Legacy
  2. California budget will test Jerry Brown's relationship with lawmakers

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Gov. Jerry Brown plans to propose spending millions of dollars in cap-and ...
2014-01-06
Gov. Jerry Brown plans to propose spending millions of dollars in fees paid by carbon producers to aid the state's controversial high-speed rail project. The proposal – and the prospect of additional funding from the state's cap-and-trade program in ...
(Sacramento Bee)
  1. Jerry Brown seeking $250 million to boost bullet train
  2. Capitol Alert: Jerry Brown's cap-and-trade proposal for high-speed rail said ...
  3. Governor wants to use pollution funds for bullet train

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Jerry Brown's budget boasting should be put in context
2013-03-04
Gov. Jerry Brown did another victory lap in Washington late last month, suggesting during a national governors' conference that California had shown the way to resolve the federal government's budget woes by balancing the state budget after years of ...
(Sacramento Bee)

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    Gov. Jerry Brown: 'Texas, come on over'
    2013-02-04
    Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he was hardly alarmed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry's latest effort to poach California businesses. “Of course they're coming here,” Brown said. “So are the British coming here, so are the French, so are the Russians, so ...
    (Los Angeles Times)
    1. Jerry Brown responds to Rick Perry: 'Texas, come on over!'
    2. Brown: Texas ads unlikely to sway Calif. companies
    3. Texas to California businesses: Move here!

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    Governor attends funeral for fallen police officer
    2013-01-22
    Jerry Brown has joined hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the state in paying respect to a Sacramento-area police officer who was killed in the line of duty last week. Funeral services were held in Roseville Monday for 35-year-old Kevin ...
    (abc7news.com)
    1. Hundreds pay respect to fallen Galt police officer
    2. Fallen Galt police officer Kevin Tonn laid to rest

    2012
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    Bullet Train (6)
    2012-07-19
    Calif bullet train faces funding, legal challenges (au.finance.yahoo.com, AP - NBCNews.com)
    Dan Walters Daily: Jerry Brown taking a chance with bullet train (Sacramento Bee)
    Brown punches bullet train's ticket, jabs critics (KXTV News10Net)
    Excerpt: LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown gave his approval Wednesday to spending billions of dollars in government money for a high-speed rail line that still faces major funding, environmental and political challenges before it could connect Los... (Read article)

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    Hinge on Schools (5)
    2012-03-27
    Dan Walters: California tax boosts will hinge on schools (Merced Sun-Star)
    Dan Walters: State tax plans hinge on schools (Pasadena Star-News)
    Dan Walters: Tax increase plans will hinge on schools (San Jose Mercury News, Sacramento Bee)
    Excerpt: Gov. Jerry Brown's hopes of enacting a multibillion-dollar tax increase received a big boost over the weekend from a poll showing that his revised tax plan is favored by nearly two-thirds of voters, having picked up strong support from... (Read article)

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    State of the State Address (4)
    2012-01-19
    Brown lashes out at high-speed rail foes in State of the State address (San Jose Mercury News)
    Gov. Brown delivers upbeat State of the State address (Sacramento Bee)
    Text of Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address (Los Angeles Daily News)
    Excerpt: SACRAMENTO -- The two sides of Gov. Jerry Brown's political persona have come into clear view this month. Two weeks ago, it was the austere and pragmatic Brown, as he released his slash-away state budget. But on Wednesday, during his State of... (Read article)

    2011
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    California Gov (3)
    2011-12-02
    Gov. Jerry Brown implores California voters: Please raise taxes on yourself (The Christian Science Monitor)
    Gov. Jerry Brown asks California voters to back tax initiative to fund schools, public safety (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
    California Gov. Brown to propose $7 billion tax measure (Bellingham Herald)
    Excerpt: Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday proposed a ballot initiative that would ask Californians to raise taxes on themselves. Facing huge deficits despite $10 billion in budget cuts last year, California needs new tax dollars in order to avoid catastrophic... (Read article)

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    Male Circumcision (6)
    2011-10-03
    Brown signs law saying Calif. cities cannot ban male circumcision (Sacramento Bee)
    Brown signs bills on male circumcision and synthetic pot (Los Angeles Times)
    Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill prohibiting cities, counties from banning male circumcision (Berkeley Voice, San Jose Mercury News)
    Excerpt: Local governments in California will be unable to ban male circumcision under a new state law signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill, by Democratic Assemblyman Mike Gatto, was drafted in response to a proposed San Francisco ballot measure... (Read article)

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    Governor Eliminates Nearly 30,000 State Cellphones (2)
    2011-06-09
    Governor Brown eliminates nearly 30,000 state cellphones (Contra Costa Times)
    Governor eliminates nearly 30,000 state cellphones (The San Francisco Examiner)
    Excerpt: California has shut off nearly 30,000 state cellphones since January, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday, achieving much of the millions in savings promised when he launched the cost-cutting... (Read article)