JERRY BROWN COMES TO TOWN
California Gov. Jerry Brown arrives in the nation’s capital Tuesday, and he’ll go straight to the National Press Club to have his say.
“Between the battle over border security and illegal immigration, the push to legalize marijuana, and the effort to combat climate change, the State of California seems to be constantly at odds with the agenda of the Trump administration. For Governor Brown, a man known for embracing the political ‘canoe theory’ — the idea that if one paddles a little on the left and a little on the right one can steer safely down the political middle — this is not comfortable territory,” the press club explains, noting that Mr. Brown, 80, is now the longestserving governor in U.S. history.
He’s then off to an uptown hotel to deliver remarks to North America’s Building Trades Unions 2018 Legislative Conference, where he will be honored with the “Hats Off Award,” organizers say.
Mr. Brown, incidentally, spent Monday in Toronto, Canada, talking climate change and the “fight for the future of the planet” with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, followed by a public “fireside chat.”