Category: Governors Office

Gov. Brown Appoints Radical Enviro Justice Activists to Public Utilities Commission

Posted by Katy Grimes Governor Jerry Brown has just appointed two radical environmental justice activists to the California Public Utilities Commission, replacing two commissioners whose terms expired January 1, 2017. Awaiting Senate confirmation, are Clifford Rechtschaffen and Martha Guzman Aceves — two Brown insiders with shady records and a history...

How Will New Laws, Signed By Gov. Brown, Affect Your Life?

How Will New Laws, Signed By Gov. Brown, Affect Your Life?

By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – The 2016 legislative season is officially over, with Gov. Jerry Brown having signed 900 bills while vetoing 159 by Friday’s deadline. Some of the recently signed bills are far-reaching and will have a noticeable effect on Californians’ lives. Here’s a small sampling of some of the measures that...

Jerry Brown May Force You to Save for Retirement

Jerry Brown May Force You to Save for Retirement

by JOEL B. POLLAK A new plan approved by the California legislature and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown for approval would force employees of most private companies and small businesses to save for their retirement, with automatic deductions from their paychecks sent to the “California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program” if they...

Jerry Brown Trying to Extend Cap-and-Trade Without 2/3 Vote

Jerry Brown Trying to Extend Cap-and-Trade Without 2/3 Vote

by CHRISS W. STREET California Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to amend Senate Bill 32, which would extend “targets” for greenhouse gas emissions reduction beyond 2020, in order to pass an extension of cap-and-trade “proceeds” (i.e. taxes) without the constitutionally required two-thirds vote of both houses of the legislature to...

Rancho Venada Saga Continues; Allegations Jerry Brown “Fracked” Land Partners

Rancho Venada Saga Continues; Allegations Jerry Brown “Fracked” Land Partners

In the further continuing investigation of the Rancho Venada Land Corp., of which California Governor Jerry Brown and other members of the Brown family are the primary shareholders,  more information has come to light regarding the property and the dealings going on. The Rancho Venada Corp. first entered the spotlight...