Jerry Brown - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Jerry Brown


U.S. sues California over 'net neutrality'

Oct 01, 2018 - 4:09 PM

The law also marks the latest challenge between California Governor Jerry Brown's administration and President Donald Trump's Republicans, who have already clashed over environmental and immigration regulations

California at 'war' with Washington over immigration – governor

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:57 AM

California Governor Jerry Brown is visibly angry after Attorney General Jeff Sessions accused the state of deliberately obstructing enforcement of federal law by offering undocumented immigrants sanctuary protections

GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN. In this picture taken on June 8, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during an energy policy conference in Beijing. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

California wants 5 million 'green' cars on roads by 2030

Jan 27, 2018 - 1:15 PM

The $2.5 billion, 8-year plan also involves the installation of 250,000 electric vehicle charging stations and 200 hydrogen fueling stations by 2025

15 dead as wildfires torch California wine country

Oct 11, 2017 - 3:50 PM

California Governor Jerry Brown says emergency responders expect the death toll to rise further

KENWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10: A fuel truck sits in a stagin area as the Nuns Fire burns in the hills behind it on October 10, 2017 in Kenwood, California. Fifteen people have died in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and destroyed over 2,000 homes and businesses in several Northen California counties. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

California extends tough climate policy measures to 2030

Jul 18, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Governor Jerry Brown wants to make California a leader in meeting standards set by the Paris climate accord especially after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the agreement on June 1

GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN. In this picture taken on June 8, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during an energy policy conference in Beijing. File photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

As Trump ditches Paris, California leads on environment

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Meeting Xi Jinping in China Governor Jerry Brown steps up as the global face of progressive climate policy in the US

CLIMATE ADVOCATE. In this picture taken on June 8, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during an energy policy conference in Beijing. Fred Dufour/AFP

In China, California governor calls for more climate action

Jun 06, 2017 - 9:34 PM

There are still some in powerful places who are resisting reality who are resisting the obvious science that we know governs our lives says California Governor Jerry Brown

Thousands evacuated as California dam threatens to break

Feb 13, 2017 - 1:24 PM

UPDATED The damaged emergency spillway of earth fill Oroville Dam the tallest dam in the United States is feared to collapse any time local media report

Excess water spilling out of the Oroville Dam, February 10, 2017. Photo courtesy California Department of Water Resources

California raising minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022

Mar 29, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Labor advocates say the increase will help millions of families but some lawmakers warn it will only hurt the job market

epa05019836 Hundreds of low wage and minimum wage workers and activists demonstrate outside of a McDonalds fast food restaurant demanding an increase to the minimum wage to 15 US dollars an hour in downtown Los Angeles, California, USA, 10 November 2015. Workers across the United States held protest in a national day of action to raise the minimum wage. EPA/MIKE NELSON

Cities sign climate pledge in boost to global deal

Sep 25, 2015 - 9:34 AM

The signatories promise although without binding penalties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 to 95 from 1990 levels by 2050

We're headed for Titanic-like crash, climate talks hear

Jul 10, 2015 - 11:58 AM

A central theme of the Toronto talks are accusations that many lawmakers in Canada and the US are still not taking the threat of climate change seriously enough as Paris talks draw nearer

CLIMATE SUMMIT. Image from Climate Summit of the Americas webpage

California farmers spared worst of water rationing – governor

Apr 06, 2015 - 10:47 AM

California Governor Jerry Brown defends tough new measures aimed at combatting a crippling 4 year drought

A RIVER RUNS DRY. A footbridge spans a completely dry river bed on September 4, 2014 in Porterville, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

California unveils historic water restrictions over drought crisis

Apr 02, 2015 - 9:06 AM

This historic drought demands unprecedented action says California Governor Jerry Brown

DROUGHT. A picture made available on 23 September 2014 shows a lake goer looking for a good fishing spot on the drought-affected Don Pedro Reservoir, as California's three year drought continues, near Chinese Camp, California, USA, 21 September 2014. File Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Immigrants snap up new California driver licenses

Jan 06, 2015 - 9:13 AM

Thanks to the 2013 bill approved by Governor Jerry Brown California last week became the 10th state in the nation to issue them to undocumented immigrants

In this file photo, people wait in line outside of the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Los Angeles, California on February 13, 2009. Robyn Beck/AFP

California issues driver licenses for undocumented immigrants

Jan 03, 2015 - 8:13 AM

Thanks to a 2013 law approved by Governor Jerry Brown anyone who can show they are California residents can now apply for a license regardless of immigration status

California to be first US state to ban plastic bags

Sep 05, 2014 - 2:37 PM

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 the end of September

PLASTIC BAG BAN. California may ban the use of plastic bags in favor of reusable or paper bags.

California declares drought emergency

Jan 18, 2014 - 9:36 AM

On Thursday a massive blaze raged just outside Los Angeles damaging several homes and forcing residents to evacuate the area

WORST DROUGHT. US Forestry Service fire crews conduct a burnout operation as flames near homes in Azusa, California, USA, 16 January 2014. Photo by Stuart Palley/EPA

Undocumented immigrant earns California law license

Jan 03, 2014 - 4:36 PM

This comes two years after a similar case in New York Will this begin a state to state battle to allow undocumented immigrants the license to practice law?

Smartphone app offers earthquake warnings

Nov 30, 2013 - 11:26 AM

The app provides an earthquake warning to to those a few kilometers away from the quake to seek a safe place

AN APP FOR QUAKES. An app hopes to provide precious extra time to find safe ground when a quake strikes.