| 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 7, 2014
| 4:11 PM
California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (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...
| 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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 9:18 AM
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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:29 PM
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.
| Dec 22, 2013
| 9:45 PM
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.
| Dec 11, 2013
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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:15 AM
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...
| 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.