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Governor Jerry Brown delivers 2014 State of the State Address




 California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference on January 17, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  Gov. Brown declared a drought state of emergency for  California as the state faces water shortfalls in what is expected to be the driest year in state history.
California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference on January 17, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Gov. Brown declared a drought state of emergency for California as the state faces water shortfalls in what is expected to be the driest year in state history.
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California Governor Jerry Brown delivered his annual State of the State address this morning to a joint session of the Legislature. Brown’s speech focused on the California economy, including the budget surplus, pension funds, education, and prison realignment.

Brown stressed the volatility of the economy and business cycles and touched on the natural problems that California faces, saying, “We are not out of the woods and we certainly are not out of the drought.”

The Governor addressed a range of climate change concerns -- drought, clean emissions, and more. What are the most important issues in California this year? Is the Governor’s speech reflective of the population’s needs? How might things change in 2014?

Guests: 

Darrell Steinberg, Senate President Pro Tem, D-6th District (most of Sacramento County)

Tim Donnelly, State Assemblyman, R-33rd District (including Apple Valley, Big Bear Lake and Victorville) and a Republican gubernatorial candidate for California

Dan Walters, Political columnist, The Sacramento Bee