Gov. Jerry Brown

Can Ted Gaines hear the voters?

Does (State Sen.) Ted Gaines believe in democracy? If he does, he will let the voters decide whether they want taxes extended. (Gov.) Jerry Brown promised not to seek tax increases ...

Another View: Brown budget is wrong for California

Every May the Governor releases an updated version of his January budget proposal. This year’s “May Revise” shows that Governor Brown is dead set on growing government and ra ...

Our View: Back-to-basics approach right fit for Streetscape II

High on infrastructure and low on frills, the second phase of Auburn’s Streetscape project is ratcheting up in Downtown. The Auburn City Council made the right choice for these ...

Schools taking deep cutbacks

My students have learned this year about Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Cesar Chavez, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — people who made a difference in the world because they stood up ...

Life without parole costs less

Gov. (Jerry) Brown could save taxpayers billions of dollars with the stroke of a pen. He would only need to commute the sentences of the 703 death row inmates to life without parol ...

Gaines: Please allow vote

A letter I sent to State Sen. Ted Gaines: I stood in the rain on Friday and Saturday in front of our grocery stores and asked this question: Ted Gaines does not want to let the v ...

Our children held hostage

Shame on the Republican legislators for playing games with the children of this state. Shame on Sen. Ted Gaines for playing games with the children of Roseville. Gov. (Jerry) Brow ...

Let’s get state back on track

First I have to say that I am glad to be an American. I have served four years in Vietnam for my country. I have always paid my taxes and have voted all my adult life. My wife and ...

Rescue school athletics while we can

I was happy to see Dave Krizman address how state budget cuts would affect local school athletics in his “PVL Pipeline” column, March 23. Sports are virtually bigger than life ...

Our View: Saving schools a tax plan worth considering

This past week students from around the state rallied at the Capitol to protest additional cuts to education. Sierra College student Morgan Leskody and professor Megan Seely were a ...

State budget: Brown’s deadline passes

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Now that California lawmakers have missed Gov. Jerry Brown’s self-imposed budget deadline, it remained unclear Thursday when they have to act to meet his dema ...

Our View: Quartz Ridge apartment project doesn’t pencil out

Sometimes, using simple math can be misleading. Sometimes, it can be enlightening, even provocative. In the case of the proposed Quartz Ridge Family Apartments — known formerly ...

Our View: Is this the last we’ll see of Streetscape and redevelopment?

Use it or lose it … or the last waltz? As the city of Auburn spends its remaining redevelopment money on the second phase of the Streetscape project, building improvements and, ...

Our View: When trimming cost, schools are not ‘fat’

Earlier this week the Journal profiled some of the exciting high-tech learning opportunities at Placer Union high schools. Placer High School offers classes in mechatronics and ad ...

County fairs in jeopardy

County fairs are in the bull’s eye as the state looks for ways to cut the budget. Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to eliminate the $32 million funding for 2012 could put 29 fairs ...