Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — Ohio's open governor's race is tied, new polling from NBC News/Marist College shows, as Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine jockey to replace Republican Gov. John Kasich. The new polling shows the governor's race far more competitive than Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown's quest for reelection — Brown holds a double-digit lead over Republican Rep. Jim Renacci. Overall, the new numbers show advantages for Democrats in enthusiasm and on the generic ballot in a state where President Donald Trump and Republican Sen. Rob Portman won easily in 2016. "Two years have made a big difference in the outlook of Ohio voters," Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, the director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. "Donald Trump won the state by more than eight points. But, now, a majority want more Democrats in Congress as … [Read more...] about NBC News poll: Ohio gubernatorial race tied, Brown leads big in Senate race
By Vallejo Times-Herald PUBLISHED: September 21, 2018 at 7:14 am | UPDATED: September 21, 2018 at 7:14 am Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill from state Sen. Bill Dodd, (D-Napa), adding “cyber-terrorism” to the list of conditions that constitute a state of emergency under the California Emergency Services Act, Dodd’s office staff announced. “It is essential that we have the tools necessary to defend our state from cyber-terrorism and to assist in recovery efforts,” Dodd said. “I applaud Gov. Brown for calling out this threat and protecting Californians from the loss that could result from attacks on private institutions and public services.” Brown signed Senate Bill 532 late Wednesday, staffers said. It authorizes the governor to respond quickly, allocating resources to ensure public safety and safeguard property, similar to what happens in an earthquake, wildfire or other natural disaster, they said. The bill won overwhelming support in the … [Read more...] about Governor Brown signs cyber-terrorism bill
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by The California governor, set to retire in January, made global warming a signature cause. His appraisal: “I don’t know if I’m an optimist. I’m a realist.” BySomini Sengupta Sept. 18, 2018 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newsletter. SAN FRANCISCO — It was a big act, one of the last in the final days of a long political career, and it was about one of his life’s passions: safeguarding the environment. Jerry Brown, 80, the four-term governor of California who is to retire in January, was the principal organizer and reluctant star of the Global Climate Action Summit, a high-octane gathering of lawmakers, executives and scientists working to beat back global warming. But even as he sought to rally other … [Read more...] about Jerry Brown Made Climate Change His Issue. The Result: Attacks From All Sides.
By Dan Walters, CALmatters | PUBLISHED: September 16, 2018 at 12:01 am | UPDATED: September 16, 2018 at 12:02 am Jerry Brown publicly denies harboring thoughts of the legacy of his record 16 years as California’s governor. When a reporter asked Brown about it in January, Brown replied, with a characteristic smirk, “Can you tell me the legacy of Goodwin Knight? Or Gov. (Frank) Merriam. Or (George) Deukmejian? Governors don’t have legacies. That’s my No. 1 proposition.” Brown pointedly excluded his father, Pat Brown, from his list of legacy-bereft predecessors. And it’s quite obvious that Brown yearns to match his father by being remembered as the governor who made California — at least in his mind — a global leader in fighting climate change through reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Just before hosting a global climate-change conference in San Francisco last week, Brown signed a bill decreeing that California’s electrical … [Read more...] about Walters: What cost to state for Gov. Jerry Brown’s legacy?
By George Skelton | Los Angeles Times PUBLISHED: September 14, 2018 at 6:15 am | UPDATED: September 14, 2018 at 6:30 am Gov. Jerry Brown is unquestionably one of America’s most outspoken climate warriors. Yet in his own state, activists protest that he’s an overrated slacker. That’s quintessential left-coast California. Even though the governor is outspoken, his critics say, it doesn’t mean he isn’t a softie on some polluting industries, especially oil. But Brown should be grateful: At least he’s being picketed at his Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco by people on his side. They’re not climate deniers like President Trump, who contends that human-caused global warming is a hoax. They’re just pushing him to be tougher and match his rhetoric with deeds, the protesters say. And they’re a bit nasty about it. “Jerry Brown has positioned himself as a climate leader, warning of ‘extinction’ and … [Read more...] about Skelton: Does Jerry Brown deserve title of ultimate climate crusader?