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California Gov. Jerry Brown, right, delivers his speech in the Synod Hall as he attends a conference on Modern Slavery and Climate Change at the Vatican, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world are meeting at the Vatican this week to bask in the star power of eco-Pope Francis and commit to reducing global warming and helping the urban poor deal with its effects. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Calif., Gov. Jerry Brown answers a question concerning the budget agreement reached with legislative leaders at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Accompanied by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, right, and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, unseen, Brown outlined the budget plan that send billions more to public schools and universities in the fiscal year that begins July 1. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Gov. Jerry Brown's embrace of hydraulic fracturing has drawn the scorn of California's vocal environmental movement, which decries Mr. Brown as being too cozy with energy business interests. (Associated Press)

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Analysts have raised the possibility that the campaign against Proposition 13 in California may be aimed at achieving another public sector labor goal: persuading Gov. Jerry Brown to support an extension of the five-year tax increase under Proposition 30 by using the split-roll threat as a bargaining chip. (Associated Press)

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flip-flop: Current, and former, California Gov. Jerry Brown faced bashlash when Prop 13 froze wages in 1978. He now seeks to overturn the landmark law.

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Gov. Jerry Brown favors high-speed rail over water-catching infrastructure in parched California, which may harm the Democrats' chances of holding retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat. (Associated Press)

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California Gov. Jerry Brown responds to a question concerning his revised state budget plan during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday May 14, 2015. Brown's $115.3 billion spending plan would send billions more to public schools and freeze in-state undergraduate tuition and establish a new state tax credit of the working poor.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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In this April 16, 2015, file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown talks with reporters after a meeting about the drought at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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Gov. Jerry Brown responds to a reporters question concerning he meeting he held businesses affected by the drought at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, April 16, 2015. Cities expected to slash water use in the drought are revolting against Brown's mandatory water restrictions, and dozens of agencies are telling water regulators that their assigned water use targets are unrealistic and unfair. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Oases: Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown is instituting statewide mandatory water reductions on residents. Republicans are striking back, saying such draconian policies will not save the Golden State from its drought. (Associated Press)

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Oases: Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown is instituting statewide mandatory water reductions on residents. Republicans are striking back, saying such draconian policies will not save the Golden State from its drought. (Associated Press)

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California Gov. Jerry Brown waits for reporters after a three-hour meeting on the drought with agricultural, environmental and urban water agency leaders from across California, Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at his Capitol office in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday granted pardons to 83 people. An announcement by Brown's office said that each person has been out of state prison for at least 10 years and leads a productive life with no new criminal convictions. Most of them had been convicted of drug and robbery cases. (Associated Press)

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University of California president Janet Napolitano speaks while giving a briefing on the progress she and Gov. Jerry Brown have made in ironing out their differences over UC's budget during a UC Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) ** FILE **

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Gov. Jerry Brown responds to a question concerning the announcement by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, left, that the federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. The additional funding includes about $20 million for California's Central Valley Water Project for efforts such as water transfers, drought monitoring for endangered species and diversifying water supplies.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (center) is greeted by lawmakers on the floor of the Assembly Chambers before his inauguration at the state Capitol Monday. He laid out ambitious 2030 goals for combating global warming, led by a 50 percent drop in petroleum use by cars and trucks. (Associated Press)

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Gov. Jerry Brown discusses his re-election while taking with reporters at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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California Gov. Jerry Brown (left) shakes hands with Republican challenger Neel Kashkari before a gubernatorial debate in the state capital of Sacramento. (Associated Press)

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California state assemblyman Tim Donnelly joined protesters outside of Gov. Jerry Brown's mansion on Tuesday during a luncheon honoring Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. (Twitter/ChrisMegerian)

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California Governor Jerry Brown, attends a Signing of Memorandum of Understanding on Trade and Investment between California and Mexico, in Mexico City, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. California's governor is on a three day visit to Mexico.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)