January 14, 2013 |
Is it too soon to talk about the 2016 presidential election ? Because I have the perfect candidate for the Democrats. Jerry Brown. That's right. Our governor. Forget that Gov. Moonbeam nonsense. He's now the Sage of Sacramento. OK, “perfect candidate” may be a bit strong. Brown does have one major, well, flaw (more on that later). But heck, no one's perfect, especially these days. Republicans are already crowing about the great job that Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin have done in their states, and touting them as presidential material.
December 22, 2010 |
Gov.-elect Jerry Brown is planning to be sworn in Jan. 3 at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, followed by an afternoon reception for friends, family and supporters at the California State Railroad Museum, according to people who have coordinated with the governor-elect's office in putting together the events. For weeks, Brown had toyed with numerous options for his swearing-in to a historic third term as California governor, including holding the event in the vaulted chambers of the state Assembly, those involved in the planning said.
July 5, 2012 |
Gov. Jerry Brown denies using his influence to bully election officials into approving his petition to put a tax initiative on a ballot ahead of other petitions. ALSO: The strange streets of L.A. Photo gallery: Ted Rall cartoons Global warming in our backyard Follow Ted Rall on Twitter @TedRall . Follow Opinion L.A. on Twitter and Facebook .
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December 24, 2013 |
Gov. Jerry Brown announced pardons for 127 convicted felons Tuesday, keeping with a Christmas Eve tradition he has followed since retaking the governor's office in 2011. All of those pardoned by Brown have long since completed their sentences and have a record of at least a decade without any further criminal activity, according to a statement from the governor's office. Most were convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. "Pardons are not granted unless they are earned," the statement said.
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March 21, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- Yet another member of Gov. Jerry Brown's team is packing her bags. Elizabeth Ashford, who served as the governor's top deputy press secretary, has announced she is leaving the administration next month. Ashford was one of a handful of staffers in the Brown administration who also worked for Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, where she served as chief deputy Cabinet secretary. Immediately before joining Brown's staff, she worked as a spokeswoman for BP during the Gulf oil spill.
January 24, 2013 |
“Two years ago they were writing our obituary. Well, it didn't happen. California is back.” That's our governor talking. And he's right. Gov. Jerry Brown delivered his 11th State of the State address Thursday, and as usual, it was as eclectic as its speaker. As The Times reported , Brown “cited Irish poet William Butler Yeats on education, French writer Montaigne on laws, and the biblical story of Joseph and the Pharaoh on financial discipline.” He even defended his bullet-train project -- a too-expensive, too-complicated boondoggle if ever there was one -- by quoting from the children's classic “The Little Engine That Could”: “I think I can, I think I can. And over the mountain the little engine went.