Democratic governors Jerry Brown of California, Jay Inslee of Washington and Katherine Brown of Oregon warn that climate change is harming the Pacific Ocean, and plan to fight climate change in the face of the incoming administration of Donald Trump, who has dismissed global warming as a hoax.
“Immigrants are a part of California’s history, our culture, and our society,” said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump’s calls to deport undocumented immigrants and build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. “We are telling the next Administration and Congress: if you want to get to them, you have to go through us.”
Although some Bernie Sanders supporters have insisted at the Democratic National Convention that they will not be voting for Hillary Clinton in November, their preferred candidate has a track record of saying he will.
The endorsement was not easily won. Jerry Brown’s relationship with the Clintons has been strained since his bitter primary race against Bill Clinton in 1992, when Brown called Bill Clinton “the prince of sleaze.”
“I have decided to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton because I believe this is the only path forward to win the presidency and stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump,” Brown said in a letter to California Democrats and independents posted online.
Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott went to California to steal some jobs. Scott urged California businesses to pack up and move to Florida because the minimum wage in Florida is only $8.05 an hour. That was actually the thrust of his selling point: Why are you paying your workers $10 an hour? Floridians will work dirt cheap!
It is easier to make a political case for change using immediate and local threats, rather than those on a global scale, especially given the subtleties of climate change research, which features probabilities subject to wide margins of error and contradiction by other findings.
“The fires are acting more aggressively, more unpredictably,” he said. “It’s scary stuff. … We are really in a battle with Mother Nature, and nature is more powerful than we are.”
Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Sunday in Northern California areas hit by a fast-expanding wildfire that injured four firefighters and forced thousands of people to evacuate.
“Families losing their jobs cannot afford solar panels on their homes when they can no longer afford their homes because they have no job.”
When on average, wealthier neighborhoods consume three times more water than less affluent ones, drought-afflicted Californians look to enforce water conservation edicts.
California prisons are running out of room to house the condemned men it said it would kill but has yet to.
California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed legislative bills to protect privacy, including bans against “revenge porn” and the use of drones to take photos of celebrities.
Los Angeles (AFP) — California governor Jerry Brown said he will approve a ban on single-use plastic bags, in what would make the western U.S. state the first to outlaw them. Lawmakers passed the bill late last Friday, and it now only requires Brown’s signature to pass into law. The governor must do so before […]
By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times After months of struggling to disrupt California Gov. Jerry Brown’s widely presumed glide to re-election, Republican Neel Kashkari will have a chance to shift the dynamics of the lopsided contest Thursday in the candidates’ first and only debate. The televised one-hour encounter in Sacramento gives the novice Laguna Beach […]
By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Demonstrators, including a Republican lawmaker, gathered outside the historic Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento on Tuesday to protest the jailing of a U.S. Marine in Mexico. Gov. Jerry Brown is hosting a luncheon for Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the mansion, part of Pena’s two-day […]
By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — On a recent sunny Sunday in South Los Angeles, worshipers gathered in a wood-beam Pentecostal church to sing and offer testimonials of faith. In the middle of the African-American congregation, swaying during the hymns and dropping money into the collection basket, stood Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate […]