Archive for February 28th, 2016

The Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown ‘hopeful’ in California Supreme Court ruling

Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown arrives for the State of the State in the Assembly Chamber at the State Capitol on Thursday January 21, 2016. (Paul Kitagaki Jr. /

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
February 27, 2016 7:43 PM

  • California governor defends administration’s handling of crime initiative
  • Brown supporters expected to start circulating petition immediately
  • Brown says “the process worked”

Gov. Jerry Brown said Saturday that it only took so long to file his ballot initiative to make certain nonviolent felons eligible for early parole because he was consulting with law enforcement groups, saying the “process worked” despite legal uncertainty surrounding the measure.

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Capitol Alert
By David Siders
February 27, 2016 – 5:07 PM

  • Potential Democratic candidates for governor address income inequality at convention
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer says ‘inequality in California is shocking’
  • Focus on poverty is in contrast to speeches by Gov. Jerry Brown

The chorus at the California Democratic Party’s annual convention on Saturday served to highlight an intraparty tug-of-war over the state of the economy, while previewing the state’s still-distant race for governor.

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Marco Rubio

Senator Marco Rubio, center, with a bipartisan group of senators at a Washington news conference to unveil details of an immigration overhaul bill in April 2013. (Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times)

By Jason Horowitz
February 27, 2016

A few weeks after Senator Marco Rubio joined a bipartisan push for an immigration overhaul in 2013, he arrived alongside Senator Chuck Schumer at the executive dining room of News Corporation’s Manhattan headquarters for dinner.

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