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Jerry Brown whittles down stack of bills awaiting his signature

September 11, 2012 |  7:00 am

Gov. Jerry Brown whittles down stack of bills awaiting his signatureGov. Jerry Brown is chipping away at his homework.

A little more than one week ago, California lawmakers sent him more than 750 bills that were passed in the final days of the legislative session. So far he's signed dozens, and Tuesday morning he heads to Redwood Shores to sign another.

The bill (AB 2012) will reshuffle the state's economic development efforts and expand the role played by the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, known as GO-Biz.

The governor's office said the bill will "strengthen California’s trade relationships and support the state’s businesses." It was sponsored by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) and approved with bipartisan support in the Assembly and Senate.

Perez is expected to join Brown when he signs the bill at a meeting of the Bay Area Council, a business advocacy group.

Once the meeting is over, Brown will still have another 707 bills to go.

Brown has yet to sign two of the most high-profile bills he pushed for: changing workers' compensation and reducing public employee pension benefits.

He also hasn't said publicly what he'll do with other controversial legislation, including restricting the use of dogs in hunting or providing driver's licenses to some illegal immigrants.


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Photo: Gov. Jerry Brown signs the last of the budget-related bills at his Capitol office in June. Credit: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press