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John Chiang

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  • Brown delivers on most 2010 campaign pledges

    Brown delivers on most 2010 campaign pledges
    Jerry Brown drew chuckles decades ago when he suggested that California launch its own communications satellite into space. He had a more down-to-earth proposal when he ran for governor in 2010. He wanted to line the state's highways with shimmering...
  • Once seen as a major race, campaign for controller is now a snoozer

    Once seen as a major race, campaign for controller is now a snoozer
    The campaign for state controller, the job responsible for paying the state's bills, was expected to be one of the year's most hotly contested, the showcase for a rising Republican star from the Central Valley. But it hasn't worked out that way....
  • The Los Angeles Times' endorsements in the Nov. 4 elections

     The Los Angeles Times' endorsements in the Nov. 4 elections
    Many aspects of the Nov. 4 election have an old and familiar ring for the generation of Californians who went to the polls 40 years ago. Jerry Brown first ran for governor in 1974 and is running again, this time for a fourth term. Henry Waxman first ran...
  • BUSD Candidate: Armond Aghakhanian

    BUSD Candidate: Armond Aghakhanian
    At a Glance: Age: 43 Occupation: Teacher, Woodbury University Political affiliation: Democrat Education: Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology -- Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) in Organization Leadership Woodbury University --...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • California ends fiscal year with extra cash for first time since 2007

    California ends fiscal year with extra cash for first time since 2007
    California marked another financial milestone last month, ending the fiscal year with leftover cash for the first time since 2007, according to a new report from the state controller. The general fund had $1.5 billion in cash as of June 30, the report...
  • Pension 'spiking' to cost CalPERS nearly $800 million, controller says

    Pension 'spiking' to cost CalPERS nearly $800 million, controller says
    Taxpayers and local governments are on the hook to pay nearly $800 million stemming from "legal" pension spiking over the next two decades, the state controller said Tuesday. The price tag came as Controller John Chiang issued a new audit of the...