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John Chiang

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  • California's budget surplus? Look again

    California's budget surplus? Look again
    Actuaries hired by outgoing state Controller John Chiang have found that paying for all the health benefits promised to current state employees when they retire will cost almost $72 billion, taking a much larger slice from the state budget than is now...
  • Wrongfully convicted inmates fight for compensation

     Wrongfully convicted inmates fight for compensation
    After Ricardo Aguilera took a bullet to the back of his head in a drive-by shooting, he recovered enough to tell police he had seen the gunman: a light-skinned Latino with a goatee, riding in a Dodge Ram pickup with a guy from the Ford Maravilla gang....
  • Jerry Brown plans to target cost of retiree healthcare

    Gov. Jerry Brown plans to address the growing cost of healthcare for retired state workers next month when he releases his new budget proposal, a spokesman for his finance department said Tuesday. The statement came shortly after the state controller...
  • GOP fares well among LCF voters

    GOP fares well among LCF voters
    La Cañada voters bucked the statewide trend to vote Democrat and instead largely backed GOP candidates in the Nov. 4 General Election, according to results posted by the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters office. La Cañadans also turned out more...
  • Democrat John Chiang elected California treasurer, AP reports

    Democrat John Chiang elected California treasurer, AP reports
    Democrat John Chiang has won the contest for California treasurer, defeating Republican Greg Conlon. The treasurer is responsible for managing the state's debt, such as selling bonds that fund major projects.  The campaign was one of the quietest...
  • California GOP victory: Democrats denied supermajority

    California GOP victory: Democrats denied supermajority
    California Republicans scored a rare victory in Tuesday's election by denying Democrats a two-thirds legislative supermajority that would consign GOP lawmakers to virtual irrelevance in the state Capitol. For a party sharply diminished by two decades of...
  • Who will become California's next governor and U.S. senators?

    Who will become California's next governor and U.S. senators?
    Here's an ironclad guarantee: California's next state election will be tons more interesting than our just-concluded snoozer. Make that the next two elections — in 2016 and 2018. For starters, we'll be electing a new president in 2016. And...
  • California pension funds are running dry

     California pension funds are running dry
    A decade ago, many of California's public pension plans had plenty of money to pay for workers' retirements. All that has changed, according to a far-reaching package of data from the state controller. Taxpayers are now on the hook for billions of...
  • Poll finds support for Gov. Brown and his ballot measures

    Poll finds support for Gov. Brown and his ballot measures
    Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is coasting to a historic fourth term with record-high approval ratings, and the ballot measures that he has made the centerpiece of his reelection bid — a water bond and a rainy-day fund — are also supported by a...
  • 99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost

     99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost
    Directing traffic is part of a police officer's job, and in the city of Fountain Valley, keeping cars moving comes with a $145 monthly bonus — and a bigger pension. Fountain Valley officers can also pump up their pensions by working with police...
  • California cracks down on wage theft by employers

    California cracks down on wage theft by employers
    State regulators are wielding a new tool to combat the intractable problem of employer wage theft, which costs workers an estimated $390 million a year. The California controller, working with the state labor commissioner, is demanding restitution...