Jerry Brown

On Thursday night, September 4th, JPR will broadcast the only California gubernatorial debate for the 2014 election between California Governor Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Neel Kashkari.

Andrew Nixon, Capital Public Radio

California Governor Jerry Brown may be a near-lock to win a record fourth term this fall, but that doesn’t mean he’s universally popular with his fellow Democrats.  There’s growing frustration among progressives over what they see as the governor’s fiscal conservatism and business-friendly views.

Preemption: California State Of The State

Jan 21, 2014
Jerry Brown in 2010
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Our commitment to covering news demands that we preempt the normal interviews in the 9:00 hour of the The Exchange, this day only. 

California Governor Jerry Brown is set to deliver his State of the State Address at the Capitol in Sacramento. 


California County jails have seen a marked increase in violence since they began housing thousands of offenders who previously would have gone to state prisons.

Assault records requested by The Associated Press show that many of the 10 counties that account for 70 percent of California's total jail population have experienced a surge in the number of inmate fights and attacks on jail employees.

Jerry Brown in 2010
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More medical professionals will be able to perform early-term abortions under a new law that takes effect in January. 

Reporter Ben Adler has more from Sacramento on the 25 bills California Governor Jerry Brown signed Wednesday – and the seven he vetoed.