Governor Clement Calhoun Young, born April 28, 1869, was an English teacher at Lowell High School in San Francisco before he entered politics.
His January 1927 inaugural address and two lengthy biennial messages to lawmakers in 1929 and 1931 reflect both his professorial background and his political experience.
Young, a Republican, is California’s last “Progressive” governor.    Read more »
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“For Many Years”    Read more »
Gov. Jerry Brown gave spay and neuter advocates an extra year to get 7,500 Californians to buy a “Pet Lover’s” license plate.
The Democratic governor signed legislation April 26 giving Social Compassion in Legislation, a non-profit trying to reduce pet overpopulation, more to reach the 7,500 minimum number of orders before the Department of Motor Vehicles will being stamping what it calls “special interest” license plates.    Read more »
April tax collections will fall at least $2 billion short of estimates, worsening the state’s already $10 billion budget hole by a like amount, legislative budget writers said April 25.
The Legislative Analyst says that by April 30 tax revenues for the fiscal year that began July 1 will be $3 billion short of projections.    Read more »
With five more days left in the month, state income tax collections are dropping off, increasing the odds the state’s budget hole will grow.
As of April 25, the Franchise Tax Board has received just under $6.5 billion in payments this month — $1.9 billion less than Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget predicts the agency will receive through April 30.    Read more »
“The Law of the Land”    Read more »
If lawmakers say they have passed a balanced budget – even if it isn’t — by June 15, they won’t have their pay docked under a tentative ruling by a Sacramento Superior Court judge issued April 24 (See Page 7).
Superior Court Judge David Brown said the Legislature has the sole authority to pass a budget and, under the constitution, if lawmakers say their budget is balanced – it is.    Read more »
WHEREAS, The arts, crafts and vocational work of the California schools is of such high quality as to make it a matter of state pride and
WHEREAS, The present Educational building of the State Fair Grounds, Sacramento has become entirely inadequate to house the multitude of exhibits produced and offered for exhibit by the students of the elementary, junior high and senior high schools of our state; and
WHEREAS, The exhibits now offered are crowded through lack of space in a manner inimical to the best interests of their educational value, and
WHEREAS, The heat of the day and the dampness of the night are enervating to health of employees and exhibitors and destructive to woodwork and other exhibits in the large tent annex of said Educational Building; therefore be it
Resolved, That the Elementary Principals’’ Association of California, Northern Section, in annual convention assembled do hereby petition the Legislature of the State of California and the directors of the State Agricultural Society to make such provision as may be necessary toward the erection of a new and larger building for the purpose of exhibiting the arts and crafts and vocational work of the pupils and students of the schools of California.    Read more »
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