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JAN 29, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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California eases prison crowding after years of trying

It is not yet clear whether the inmate count of 113,463 released Thursday, about 300 below the cap set by a panel of three federal judges, represents a permanent thinning of the prison population or is just a temporary reprieve for the state, which for years fought orders to bring the numbers down. "It's an important milestone," said Michael Bien, ...

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JAN 29, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate leader says Brown needs better understanding of poor

(AP) — The leader of the state Senate says Gov. Jerry Brown would find money for more child care spending if he had more education about the plight of the working poor. The Democratic governor released a record $113 billion state spending plan that rejects new spending.

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JAN 29, 2015 - Washington Post

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GovBeat: Jerry Brown is more popular than ever

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) approval rating has hit a new high, according to a Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday evening.A record 61 percent of California adults approve of Brown’s job performance, up from 58 percent last January, his previous highest mark. That total include 82 percent support among Democrats, 56 percent among independents, and 30 percent among Republicans.Read full ...

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JAN 28, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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S&P: California comeback due to less spending, not tax gains

The credit rating service Standard & Poor's reports Wednesday that California has recovered from the recession largely by controlling its expenses. S&P analyst Gabe Petek says Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers would repeat past mistakes if they rely on overly optimistic revenue projections rather than building a cushion and paying down long-term commitments.

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JAN 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Fight over taxes looms between Democrats, Gov. Jerry Brown

(AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown orchestrated the successful push for temporary sales and income taxes on Californians three years ago to help ease the state out of recession and close a multibillion-dollar budget gap. [...] social welfare groups and Democrats in the Legislature, eager to expand programs that suffered cuts during the economic downturn, already are eyeing an extension, along ...

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