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California Governor Brown Meets with Canada Prime Minister Trudeau in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau in San Francisco, where the two leaders pledged to expand cooperation on climate action, trade and criminal justice reform. “We've got a lot to do with Canada while our Washington government is temporarily missing in action. In terms of climate action, California and more than a dozen other [U.S.] states are taking real action. I'm looking forward to forging agreements with various provinces in Canada and particularly in zero-emission vehicles — electric cars, hydrogen cars,” said...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Shannon McKinley, 38, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy secretary of legislation at the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. McKinley has been...

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: Brian Annis, 48, of Sacramento, has been appointed secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, where he has served as acting secretary since 2018 and was undersecretary...

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Edmund G. Brown Jr. was born in San Francisco on April 7, 1938. Brown was elected California Secretary of State in 1970 and Governor in 1974 and 1978. After his governorship, Brown lectured and traveled widely, practiced law, served as California’s Democratic Party chairman and ran for president. Brown was elected Oakland Mayor in 1998 and California Attorney General in 2006. He was elected Governor again in 2010 and reelected in 2014 to serve a historic fourth term. Under Brown, California has created more than 2.5 million new jobs, eliminated a $27 billion budget deficit and enacted sweeping environmental, public safety, immigration, health care, water, transportation, pension, education, housing and economic development reforms.