Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Jerry Brown lauds California's 'comeback,' urges caution in State of the State speech

Gov. Jerry Brown said today that California is continuing its "comeback," with a budget surplus and an improving economy, but he urged the Legislature to restrain spending. - Sacramento Bee

...Brown largely avoided an issue on which Republicans have been hammering him in recent months, giving only passing mention to California's nation-high poverty rate.

...The speech was Brown's 11th State of the State address. Brown, who surpassed Earl Warren as California's longest-serving governor last year, did not deliver a State of the State speech in 1975, his first year in office.

Read Jerry Brown's State of the State speech, as delivered - Sacramento Bee