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LS_BUDGET_SIGN_3.JPGGov. Jerry Brown will be wielding his pen this morning in San Diego, where he's ceremoniously signing two measures overhauling California's economic development programs.

Assembly Bill 93, which restructures the state's enterprise zone program, sparked intense lobbying from business interests and local communities. Senate Bill 90 strips strip clubs of hiring tax credits, among other things.

The legislation includes a sales tax exemption on purchases of manufacturing equipment or research and development equipment for biotech and manufacturing companies, so it's no surprise that the 11:30 a.m. ceremony is taking place at Takeda California's headquarters. The firm received FDA approval earlier this year for three new medications to treat type 2 diabetes.

Republican Sen. Anthony Cannella of Ceres, who co-authored SB 90, will be among those joining the governor.

VIDEO: Dan says advocates of transparency in government have won some and lost some in California.

Ohman_Sutter_Brown_070713.JPGSUTTER WATCH: Bee cartoonist Jack Ohman hasn't met Gov. Jerry Brown yet, but he's been able to snag an interview with the governor's furry surrogate. Ohman, who had been drawing first dog Sutter Brown sight unseen since he started at The Bee in January, posed "a critical political question" he says he asks every pooch. We've got the video. Ohman also chronicles the meeting in this column published Sunday in The Bee.

PHOTO: Gov. Jerry Brown signs the state budget during a ceremony at the Capitol on June 27, 2013, in Sacramento. He'll be signing his economic development plan today. The Sacramento Bee/Lezlie Sterling

CARTOON: Jack Ohman draws Sutter Brown before and after their recent meeting.

Editor's note: The time for the bill-signing ceremony has been changed from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


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