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AP EXCLUSIVE: Chairman promises review of unspent charity

Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press has found, and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee chairman said Thursday that he wants a review of state accounts and will hold a hearing to find out why the money hasn't been spent. The AP reviewed a decade of financial records for 29 funds that collected a total of $35 million since 2005. The money was donated by Californians when they filed their tax returns and was supposed to go for causes such as cancer research and to help sea otters. Beyond the $10 million that was unspent, some donations ended up back in state coffers....