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In an informal survey of 15 students at the University of La Verne, 14 said they were not happy to hear that a new law to increase the state’s minimum wage would soon be in effect.
State budget cuts in recent years have caused California public colleges to deny admission to hundreds of thousands of students.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new bill into law on Oct. 1 that would criminalize “revenge porn” – the distribution of online sexual images of an ex-lover or spouse to harass and humiliate them.
In 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 109 and 117. This legislation has attempted to close the revolving door of low-level inmates cycling in and out of California state prisons. According to the state Department of Corrections, AB 109 and 117 are California’s solution for reducing the number of inmates in California’s 33 prisons to 137.5 percent by June 27, 2013.
The California DREAM Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last weekend, will allow illegal immigrants who graduate from high schools in California to apply to the state’s public universities as residents.
California Gov. Jerry Brown recently passed the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which offers minors who have entered the United States illegally at age 15 or younger a chance at citizenship and federal grant scholarships provided they have shown interest in entering the country as students and are not felons.
A recent budget proposal by California Gov. Jerry Brown includes a drastic $12 billion state spending cut.
We are offering newly-elected Gov. Jerry Brown our short wish-list to help him order his priorities.
Mudslinging has always been an interesting side effect of elections. Commercials are broadcast smearing each candidate, exposing the skeletons in their closets.
California must be in really bad shape. Every day I read something that highlights that point, but the Golden State’s deep problems might be indicative of the group of politicians running for governor this year.