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John Chiang

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  • Controller seeks pay data from all California public schools

    State Controller John Chiang has asked every public school district in the state to provide salary and benefit information for all employees and elected officials so that it can be posted on the Web and shared with the public. Chiang has said that...
  • Assembly Speaker Perez backs Ted Lieu in race for Congress

    California Assembly Speaker John A. PĂ©rez (D-Los Angeles) has added his name to a growing list of endorsements of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who is running for Congress. "Ted's smarts, skills, tenacity and record make him the best choice for...
  • L.A. County assessor race shapes up without Noguez

    L.A. County assessor race shapes up without Noguez
    A dozen candidates are in the running to be Los Angeles County's next assessor, but not incumbent Assessor John Noguez, who is battling public corruption charges. Noguez still holds the title of assessor and continues to collect his $200,000 annual...
  • Businesses say fake service dogs are a growing problem

    Businesses say fake service dogs are a growing problem
    SACRAMENTO — Jim Power, a licensed trainer of guide dogs for the blind from San Rafael, was visiting a crowded Southern California theme park a week ago when he spied "a 20-something lady...with a Chihuahua on a leash." The small pooch wore a vest...
  • Estimate of how much state owes for retiree healthcare keeps rising

    SACRAMENTO -- While lawmakers begin discussing ways to fix California's cash-strapped teacher pension system, another long-term financial problem continues to fester. The cost of providing healthcare to retired state workers is $64.6 billion more than...
  • State controller overstepped power on budget, appeals court rules

    SACRAMENTO -- A state appeals court has ruled in favor of the California Legislature in its battle with State Controller John Chiang over his 2011 decision to dock legislators’ pay after he concluded the budget they passed was not balanced. A...
  • Corruption-scarred Bell finds itself on better financial footing

    Corruption-scarred Bell finds itself on better financial footing
    Less than a year after state auditors warned that Bell faced possible insolvency, the city has seen a significant infusion of cash from settlements with firms it blamed for not preventing the corruption scandal that engulfed the town. City officials...
  • The lesson of Bell: A watchful citizenry is still crucial

    The conviction this week of former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia for plundering the small working-class city of Bell to enrich herself — along with former City Manager Robert Rizzo's plea to 69 similar charges in October — closes one...
  • California sues SAP over payroll system failures

    California sues SAP over payroll system failures
    SACRAMENTO -- The battle over California's failed effort to upgrade its payroll system for public employees is heading to court. Controller John Chiang on Thursday sued SAP Public Services, the contractor he fired in February after deep problems with...
  • Weak contracts, lack of expertise hurt tech projects, officials say

    Weak contracts, lack of expertise hurt tech projects, officials say
    SACRAMENTO -- California officials didn't include stricter rules in the contract for overhauling the state payroll system because they feared scaring companies away from the complex project, officials told a panel of lawmakers Thursday. The project...
  • California no longer shuffling funds to pay bills, controller says

    SACRAMENTO -- For nearly six years, California finances were so weak that officials needed to constantly shuffle money between state accounts to ensure there was enough cash to pay bills on time. They would take money out of one fund, use it to cover...