| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Money flowed into the election campaigns for California's slate of lower-rung statewide political offices in 2013, a batch of races expected to vary from piping hot to, well, snoozers.
Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom currently face...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:08 PM
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 Internet and shared with the public.
Chiang has said...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:21 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:43 PM
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...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:50 PM
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...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:02 PM
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.
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:42 AM
The Proposition 30 campaign launched its first television ad Wednesday, but there was something conspicuously missing from the spot -- Gov. Jerry Brown. The initiative is Brown’s effort to raise sales and upper income taxes to help balance the...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 2:03 PM
California will need fewer accounting maneuvers to survive the fiscal year, officials announced on Friday. For the last five years, the state has routinely delayed payments to schools, colleges and social service programs in order to paper over shortfalls...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:16 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Bill Lockyer, who has served in Sacramento for four decades as a legislator, attorney general and state treasurer, announced he will retire from elective office when his term expires in 2014.
Lockyer, a Democrat who was first elected to...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:57 AM
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...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:23 AM
The Times' Sacramento reporter Patrick McGreevy will join L.A. Now Live to discuss a recent audit by Controller John Chiang's office that found that California's teacher retirement system does not take adequate measures to prevent pension "spiking."...