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  • Commentary: State's high tax burden thwarts recovery

    State Controller John Chiang continues to uphold the California Great Seal motto, "Eureka, I have found it!" But what Chiang is finding as controller is that California's economy, as measured by tax revenues, is still tanking. State tax collections for...
  • 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...
  • December tax revenues dip slightly from Brown's estimate

     
    State tax revenue dipped in December, falling $165.2 million short of Gov. Jerry Brown’s projections, according to a report released today by the state controller....
  • 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....
  • S&P upgrades California's financial outlook

     
    California got another bump from Standard & Poor’s on Tuesday as the rating agency upgraded the state’s financial outlook from “stable” to “positive.”...
  • Controller, lawmakers propose energy efficiency program

     
    California Controller John Chiang is best known as the Grim Reaper of financial news, docking lawmakers' pay during last year's budget dispute and sounding alarms about the state’s cash crunch. But on Wednesday, he joined state lawmakers, labor...
  • Cash flow dips but California's finances secure, controller says

     
    California issued more tax refunds than expected in February, the likely reason that revenues fell $146 million short of estimates, the state controller said Monday. Controller John Chiang said, however, that the state should be able to pay its bills........