Brown sworn in for record fourth term as California governor

California Governor Brown takes a historic fourth oath of office as governor with First Lady of California Anne Gust at his inauguration at the State Capitol in SacramentoBy Jennifer Chaussee SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Democrat Jerry Brown, who turned around California’s finances after years of deficits, vowed to keep a tight rein on spending as he was sworn in on Monday for a record fourth term at the helm of the nation’s most populous state. Brown first served two terms from 1975 to 1983 and then returned to the governorship in 2011. He easily defeated Republican challenger Neel Kashkari to win re-election in November. Brown, the 76-year-old son of the late California Governor Edmund G. …

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