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Governor Jerry Brown: From Moonbeam to Pragmatist

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Governor Brown has $23 million in campaign money he’s not spending on his campaign for a fourth term in next month’s election. Neel Kashkari came to KCRW for an interview with Which Way, LA? Governor Brown hasn’t responded to our invitation.

In 1970, Brown became Secretary of State—on a platform of political reform. He sponsored the Political Reform Act, which was passed by the voters. Brown went on to be elected Governor four years later. But this year, the former reformer vetoed three bills that would have imposed tough restrictions on gifts from lobbyists to legislators.

Credits

Guests:
Anthony York - Grizzly Bear Project - @anthonyyork49, Chuck McFadden - author, "Trailblazer: A Biography of Jerry Brown"

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Jenny Hamel