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Jerry Brown's Impact On California

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Jerry Brown at his family's ranch in Colusa County.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

When Jerry Brown terms out of the California governor’s office Monday, he, his wife and their two dogs will head to his family’s ranch in rural Colusa County to begin what he refuses to call a “retirement.”

Recently CapRadio's Ben Adler sat down with Brown to reflect on his time in office. With First Dogs Colusa and Cali Brown riding shotgun, the governor drove us in his golf cart up a steep hill and gave us a tour of the ranch amid the beautiful rolling Colusa County foothills. We also sat down in the new home he and First Lady Anne Gust Brown built on the ranch to discuss his governorship.

We'll be bringing you stories on air and online starting Thursday about Brown's reflections on his time in office, the pivotal moment of his governorship, and a look at some of Brown's more memorable quotes.

 

Stories related to: Jerry Brown Leaves Office

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State Government

In True Jerry Brown Style, California's Longest Serving Governor Challenges Every Premise, From Legacy To Retirement

January 7, 2019 | Ben Adler

Even as Jerry Brown prepares to leave the Governor's Mansion in Sacramento for his Colusa County Ranch, he's not ready to think about how he'll be remembered.

Ben Adler/Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: What Brown Didn’t Get To

January 4, 2019

Los Angeles Times political reporter Melanie Mason discusses some of the issues Gov. Jerry Brown didn’t address while he was in office and what faces his successor Gavin Newsom.

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State Government

From Latin To Literature, Here Are Our Favorite Jerry Brownisms

January 4, 2019 | Ben Adler

Outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown always relished reeling off Latin quotes and obscure literary and historical references. Here are of some of his more memorable — and entertaining — quips during his final stint as governor.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Farewell Jerry Brown: What’s Next For California’s Departing Governor And The State

January 3, 2019

California’s longest-serving governor, Jerry Brown, will term out Monday. He spoke with CapRadio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler at his family’s Colusa County ranch about his time in office and what comes next.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Jerry Brown Reflects On His Role As Governor As Colusa County — And Retirement — Await

January 3, 2019 | Ben Adler | Emily Zentner

Gov. Jerry Brown talked to CapRadio on his family’s Colusa County ranch about his time as governor before he leaves office Monday. Just don't ask him about his legacy.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

The Make-Or-Break Moment Of Jerry Brown’s Second Governorship

January 3, 2019 | Ben Adler

Jerry Brown will depart the California governor’s office Monday with a healthy budget surplus and a streak of political victories — but only because of a crucial moment six years ago.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP / File

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Jerry Brown’s Exit Interview

December 13, 2018

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler reflects on Jerry Brown’s accomplishments as governor in this week’s Capitol Chat.

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State Government

Jerry Brown's Exit Interview: Don't Say He Didn't Warn You

December 11, 2018 | Ben Adler

The outgoing governor of California spoke about climate change, nuclear proliferation, capitalism and more in a wide-ranging interview with NPR.