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  • Steeped in debt, Bell could owe millions in legal fees, audit says

    The city of Bell could be on the hook for $4 million in legal fees for court cases stemming from its corruption scandal, according to a state audit. Adding to the problems, the city is showing a possible negative balance in its general fund of $1.1...
  • MetLife to pay $500 million in multi-state death benefits probe

    MetLife to pay $500 million in multi-state death benefits probe
    Life insurance giant MetLife Inc. will shell out nearly $500 million to settle a multi-state probe into its alleged failure to pay death benefits to beneficiaries. The company said it will pay out about $438 million over the next 17 years, with $188...
  • Troubled Montebello comes under federal scrutiny

    Troubled Montebello comes under federal scrutiny
    Federal prosecutors and the FBI have launched an investigation into potential misuse of funds and fraud involving federal housing money in the troubled city of Montebello, adding to the growing list of agencies looking into the city's stewardship of...
  • Montebello may face insolvency if it doesn't close budget deficit

    Montebello may face insolvency if it doesn't close budget deficit
    Montebello faces possible insolvency in the coming months if it cannot close a gaping budget deficit and has consulted with bankruptcy attorneys to weigh available options, according to a memo obtained by The Times. The memo, written last week to the...
  • Candidates for L.A. Community College District board urge greater scrutiny of system

    Candidates for L.A. Community College District board urge greater scrutiny of system
    Several candidates for the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees urged state officials Tuesday to expand their scrutiny of the college system in the wake of a Times series that detailed millions of dollars of waste in the district's...
  • The controller vs. the Legislature [The conversation]

     
    The Legislature’s math didn’t add up for state Controller John Chiang, who announced he will withhold lawmaker’s pay until they approve a budget he deems balanced. Despite voter support for the provision in Proposition 25 that allows...
  • Legislators to challenge controller's power to withhold pay

     
    Democratic lawmakers sued state Controller John Chiang on Tuesday seeking limits on the controller’s right to withhold lawmakers’ pay during a budget stalemate. Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) and Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-...
  • California could run out of cash in March, controller warns

     
    California is running out of cash, the state controller warned in a letter to lawmakers Tuesday. Controller John Chiang said lawmakers need to scrape together $3.3 billion by March -- assuming the state's financial situation doesn't get any worse. By........
  • Podcast: Jerry Brown's tax pitch; lawmakers sue over budget powers

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown hit the road again this week to sell his tax initiative to business groups. In this week's Capital Notes podcast, KQED's John Myers and Times staff writer Anthony York discuss the governor’s pitch and the campaign ahead.......
  • Lawmakers want to tap special funds to prevent shortfall

     
    Lawmakers voted Thursday to increase the state's ability to borrow from dedicated funds to cover day-to-day expenses, part of a strategy to keep California from falling into the red. If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill, it is expected to......
  • California budget still imperiled by cash crunch

     
    California budget in trouble again as tax revenues lag. California continues to have trouble with cash for budget because income tax payments are below expectations....