LA Times: Gov. Brown's speech evokes praise, trepidation among lawmakers

January 06, 2015

State lawmakers reacted to Gov. Jerry Brown’s inaugural address with praise and trepidation Monday and, in a reflection of the political dynamic in California, that was just among the governor’s fellow Democrats.

Sen. Holly Mitchell, a Democrat from Los Angeles, said she was more surprised with what Brown’s speech lacked – any major emphasis on addressing the state's high poverty rate.