Jerry Brown: From Governor ‘Moonbeam’ to the ‘Adult in the Room’

In 1975, Jerry Brown’s first year in office as the Governor of California, ABC News reported that many Californians didn’t know what to make of the state’s youngest-ever governor. Forty-one years later, as the state’s oldest-ever governor, that may still be the case. Since Brown’s return to the top job in California politics, his budgets have been fiscally conservative, even austere. That’s surprised and angered some liberals in the party, but not those who remember the governor’s first run in office.


Sherry Bebitch Jeffe - USC Price School of Public Policy - @sbjusc, John Myers - Los Angeles Times - @johnmyers

Madeleine Brand

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