Gov. Jerry Brown is putting California on track to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in generating electricity by 2045. He did that Monday at the Capitol by signing SB 100. It makes California the second state after Hawaii to make that commitment.
Reporter: Lauren Sommer
Brown Talks Climate Change Ahead of Summit
In addition to signing SB 100, Gov. Jerry Brown is also hosting an international climate summit starting Wednesday in San Francisco. He spoke with KQED's politics editor Scott Shafer about what needs to happen to avoid reaching the point of no return with climate change.
Guest: Governor Jerry Brown
New Law Blocks More Offshore Drilling Along California Coast
Among the bills that Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law this week is one that takes direct aim at the Trump administration. SB 834 blocks the president's plan to expand offshore oil drilling along the California coast. Host Lily Jamali speaks with state Sen. Hanna-Beth Jackson about how it works.
Guest: Hanna-Beth Jackson
Democratic Congressman Wants to Tax Companies if Employees Need Welfare
Silicon Valley congressman Ro Khanna is joining forces with fellow Democrat Senator Bernie Sanders to, "get billionaires off welfare." They've introduced legislation to tax corporations like Amazon and Walmart for every dollar their low-wage workers get in government subsidies like food stamps and health care.
Guest: Ro Khanna
Brown Commuted More Than 80 Prison Sentences While in Office
As Gov. Brown nears retirement, he leaves a legacy as a leader who's commuted more prison sentences than his recent predecessors.
Reporter: Michelle Wiley
Lawmakers Hope to Curb Opioid Addiction With New Bills
California lawmakers recently passed more than a dozen bills designed to curb opioid addiction. Most of these bills are awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's approval.
Reporter: Pauline Bartolone
Number of West Nile Outbreaks Down in 2018...So Far
State health officials announced that two Californians have died of West Nile virus so far this year. But this year’s season is shaping up to be milder than recent years.
Reporter: April Dembosky