| May 20, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors voted to end a contract with an agency that auditors say overbilled the county by almost $1 million in handling job-training programs for jail inmates and the unemployed.
LA Works, an Irwindale-based joint-powers agency...
| May 11, 2014
| 9:37 PM
Some companies run from California's strict regulatory standards on air pollution and emissions. Not Clean Diesel Technologies Inc., where the executives can't imagine being anywhere else.
CDTi manufactures and distributes vehicle emissions control...
| May 11, 2014
| 8:36 AM
In addition to choosing a new mayor in November as well as three commissioners, voters in Coral Springs will take to the polls to decide whether to create a new tax for themselves.
A $12.4 million bond that would take 20 years to pay off would upgrade...
| May 6, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Brian D'Arcy, head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's largest union, won a last minute reprieve from a Tuesday deadline to show how a pair of controversial DWP nonprofit trusts spent more than $40 million in ratepayer money.
| Apr 19, 2014
| 2:09 PM
After an investigation that revealed missing money and questionable financial practices, officials of a national longshoremen's union are considering seizing control of a Baltimore chapter — a move that could complicate contract negotiations at...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:01 PM
The Social Security Administration has failed to establish an adequate process for handling discrimination claims from employees and has sparked concerns about conflicts of interest in some of those cases, according to a scathing federal report obtained...
| May 27, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Nominated to the board of Metra, former McHenry County board member Marc Munaretto has promised to push for infrastructure improvements.
County board chairman Tina Hill appointed Munaretto over 11 other applicants, and the nomination will go before the...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:50 PM
It's "back-to-basics" time at the state unemployment insurance program, where a new director, more staff and fewer computer problems are reviving a troubled agency.
Although the Employment Development Department's many critics are taking a wait-and-...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:30 PM
A three-year state audit of the Maryland Transportation Authority found significant problems with how the organization handles purchases and an inadequate "disaster recovery plan" if its E-ZPass toll collection system fails.
The authority, which operates...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The Maryland Department of the Environment has not followed up on at least 900 rental housing units with hazardous lead paint whose owners failed to maintain annual registration with the agency, state auditors have found.
In a letter this week to a joint...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series looking at line items in state and local budgets.
HAMPTON — Each summer, a team of number crunchers is invited into City Hall to work with city staff to make sure every dollar the city...