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Jerry Brown takes the long view on water

Capitol Alert | The Sacramento Bee • October 20, 2014 • Jeremy B. White

“…Brown highlighted his long experience with the state’s most contentious issue as he addressed a water [Hamilton Project] policy conference at Stanford University on Monday morning. Voters will soon decide whether to authorize $7.5 billion in new borrowing for water projects via a water bond on the November ballot…”

California drought: Gov. Jerry Brown touts water bond measure at Stanford summit

San Jose Mercury News • October 20, 2014 • Lisa M. Krieger

“Gov. Jerry Brown pitched his plan Monday for a water bond and a rainy-day fund at a Stanford University water conference. The two policy measures are the cornerstone of his record fourth term re-election campaign. "We have a management challenge that is going to take money, it will take brains, it will take innovation and the magic of the marketplace to bring out the best of our creativity," Brown said at the forum called New Directions for U.S. Water Policy, co-sponsored by The Hamilton Project and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment…”

Gov. Brown: California Should Lead the Way With Water Policies

Capital Public Radio • October 20, 2014 • Amy Quinton

“The Governor spoke Monday at a water policy forum sponsored by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and The Hamilton Project at Brookings Institution. Brown says he thinks California can be a leader implementing water policies…”

Governor Brown: California needs long-term vision on water

ABC23 | KERO Bakersfield • October 20, 2014

“…The Democratic governor told a [Hamilton Project] water conference at Stanford University on Monday that he expects water to be a dominant issue in the state Legislature and in Congress…”

Gov. Jerry Brown touts decades of experience on water policy

The Los Angeles Times • October 20, 2014 • Melanie Mason

"It's going to take investment," Brown said, estimating the state will need tens of billions of dollars in new infrastructure in the next few decades. Brown's remarks came at the start of the New Directions for U.S. Water Policy conference, co-hosted by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution…”

One U.S. State Locks Up More People Per Capita Than China and Russia Combined

News.Mic • October 20, 2014 • Coleen Jose

According to the Brookings Institute's Hamilton Project, the incarceration rate in the U.S. experienced a spike as more states enacted this type of law...In the U.S., the risk of imprisonment for certain demographic groups also reflects racial disparities and low educational attainment. Brookings tracked the growth of mass incarceration in America and identified the striking disparity, reporting, "There is nearly a 70% chance that an African American man without a high school diploma will be imprisoned by his mid-thirties."

Think Tanks: Obama sides with Amazon against workers

Washington Examiner • October 20, 2014

Benjamin Harris and Aurite Werman for the Brookings Institution: Social mobility is often thought of as a challenge facing children and working-age adults, but sharp drops in income are a real threat for millions of elderly Americans. Widowhood and divorce are often the culprits behind this downward intragenerational mobility — especially for women. The 2012 elderly poverty rate for widowed and divorced women was nearly three times that for married women and the elderly poverty rate for divorced women stood at nearly twice that for divorced men.

AM Alert: Jerry Brown dives into water policy at Stanford University

Capitol Alert | The Sacramento Bee • October 20, 2014 • Alexei Koseff

He’ll dive further into the world of water at a policy conference today at Stanford University, hosted by The Hamilton Project at The Brookings Institution and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

Larry Summers reacts to stock market turbulence

Fox News • October 19, 2014

Former Treasury secretary breaks down state of global economy

Business, Finance Leaders Address U.S. Water Policy

Circle of Blue • October 17, 2014 • Brett Walton

“Organized by Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment and the Hamilton Project, a Brookings Institution offshoot that is keen on using economic tools to solve policy problems, the one-day conference will highlight the ways that markets and prices can reduce water consumption and catalyze technological innovation that can make better use of scarce supplies. These messages are all the more interesting because of who is delivering them…”

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