SACRAMENTO, Calif. —
California Gov. Jerry Brown has grown accustomed to reveling in political victories since his return to the state capital in 2011, his national luster restored by shoring up the state’s finances and the spotlight on his agenda to cut carbon emissions.
But the Democratic governor faced his biggest loss in recent memory this week as he and the Senate leader were forced to abandon a key provision of their climate change package — aiming to cut the state’s oil use in half within 15 years — and he failed to gain traction on a promised transportation infrastructure plan. Read more here: