| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:26 AM
The hotly contested race for state controller, one of the top financial posts in California, remained too close to call on Tuesday night as primary election results continued to be tallied.
Republican Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Assemblyman John A....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:49 AM
Dashing toward an unprecedented fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown romped to victory in Tuesday's state primary and in November will face Republican Neel Kashkari, who emerged from a fractious intra-party battle to win a chance to take on the incumbent....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:35 PM
Ever since Jim Brulte became chairman of the California Republican Party last year, he's been careful to set low expectations. With limited resources and declining voter registration, he's said, the party must slowly rebuild at the local level.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Of the 14,519 registered voters in La Cañada Flintridge, 2,856 cast ballots in Tuesday’s statewide primary election, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office. Of those local votes, 1,328 were mail-in ballots.
La Cañadans gave...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:02 PM
John Chiang, California’s Democratic state controller, and Greg Conlon, a Republican and retired accountant, will compete for the state treasurer’s office in November.
Ellen Brown, a Green Party candidate, finished third and will not...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown definitely rules the roost in California's Capitol. And on Tuesday he was strutting and crowing and thoroughly enjoying himself.
Unlike previous governors—including his dad Pat Brown a half century ago—Jerry seldom holds...
| May 16, 2014
The California state treasurer is charged with investing the state's money and selling its bonds. That's not quite as sweeping as it sounds. The Legislature and voters actually decide what projects to sell bonds for, and there are numerous constraints...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Purple Hearts, Bronze Stars and personal belongings from the battlefield are among a trove of unclaimed property the state will try to return to more than 95,000 California veterans or their families under a new effort launched by the state controller's...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Assemblyman John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has maintained a solid fundraising lead in the race for state controller, and new reports show him with $1.8 million in the bank as of May 17.
Pérez, who was the Assembly speaker until earlier this month, is...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Times has offered its recommendations in many of the races in the June 3 elections and has posted them at latimes.com/endorsements. We endorse selectively, and this year have focused on the county and statewide races, on judicial elections, and on the...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:53 PM
What, you may wonder, does the state controller do? Among other things, he or she serves as the state's fiscal watchdog, keeps track of the checkbook, helps administer the California Public Employees' Retirement System and the California State Teachers'...