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Jerry Brown Wishes He Ran for President in 2016

Is California Governor Jerry Brown preparing to run for President against Donald Trump in 2020? Today, as I listened live to his State of the State address, I couldn’t help but thinking that Brown sure sounds like he wishes he ran in 2016.

Jerry Brown State of the State 2017 (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Jerry Brown: California Faces First Deficit Since 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown warned this week that despite record economic growth, California’s $122.8 billion budget will suffer its first deficit since 2012 due to spending growing twice as fast as the economy.

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9,000 Companies Left California Since 2008

At least 9,000 companies have left California from 2008 to 2015, according to the 378 page study by Spectrum Location Solutions titled, California’s Forty Year Legacy of Hostility to Business. Joseph Vranich, president of site selection consultants Spectrum Location Solutions (VLS)

Rick Perry California AP PhotoReed Saxon

Business and Jerry Brown Oppose CA $15 Wage Initiative

With 42 percent of U.S. workers making less than $15 an hour, the union-led “living wage initiative” that just qualified for the California ballot in November is generating opposition from business — and Governor Jerry Brown.

The Associated Press

Jerry Brown Leaves Terrorism at Home to Fight it in Paris

California Gov. Jerry Brown has now left California, still reeling from the San Bernardino terror attack, and has joined the United Nations in Paris to battle what President Barack Obama and others regard as possibly the real cause of terrorism: global climate change.

Jerry Brown UN Climate Paris (Michel Euler / Associated Press)

CalPERS vs. Jerry Brown over Pension Contributions

The CalPERS Board voted to refuse California Gov. Jerry Brown’s modest demand to decrease their expected pension investment returns by a tiny 0.2% year, because the impact would have increased pension contribution costs by about $1.2 billion across nearly 800,000 employees–about $125 per month, on average.

Reuters / Max Whittaker