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Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Friday that would have imposed the nation's toughest gun ownership restrictions on Californians, saying it was too far-reaching. The legislation would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in response to mass shootings in other states.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning the use of lead ammunition in hunting in California, but he vetoed the most controversial gun control bill the Legislature sent to him this year, a proposal to ban the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles.
California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown – the proponent of the “paddle to the left, paddle to the right” school of politics — now finds both camps firing away at his actions on a score of gun legislation today.
California Republicans spent a good part of their three-day statewide convention last weekend celebrating efforts to invite more female candidates and activists into their "big tent" - and then a little button being sold to GOP delegates outside a VIP reception at the Anaheim Hilton drew all the attention.
The Capitol Police who responded to the errant driver who crashed White House and Capitol Hill barriers? Not getting paid. Neither are the 800,000 federal employees furloughed due to the government shutdown. But more than 500 federal employees are getting a paycheck: members of Congress.
If nearly a million federal workers must lose pay while Congress bickers over the government shutdown, the nation’s leaders should take a hit to their pocketbooks, too, say some constituents and interest groups angered by the impasse.
While thousands of federal workers across the state and nation are furloughed during the government shutdown, 16 members of the Texas congressional delegation say they won’t accept federal paychecks.
Gov. Jerry Brown said he intends to ship an additional 6,000 additional inmantes out of state this year to comply with a court order to reduce prison overcrowding.
Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders from both sides of the aisle – most of them, anyway – rolled out a plan today to satisfy a federal court order to limit the state’s prison population while avoiding the early release of thousands of prisoners. In the short term, the plan is: Lock ‘em up somewhere else.

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