| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:57 PM
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...
| 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...
| May 22, 2013
| 11:12 AM
The new leadership in Bell deserves credit for ejecting corrupt city leaders, but if additional problems aren't fixed, the potential for mismanagement and fiscal crisis remains high, state Controller John Chiang said.
Chiang issued his final audit on...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:46 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti and his wife, Amy Wakeland, attended Sunday morning services at First African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest black church in the city and a regular stop for local and national politicians.
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:19 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Negotiations between Bay Area Rapid Transit management and two striking unions lasted through the night failed to produce an agreement, BART officials said Wednesday morning.
The two sides met until 3 a.m. Wednesday and will resume...
| Feb 1, 2013
State Controller John Chiang appointed Torrance attorney Gavin Wasserman to serve on the panel that enforces campaign finance and conflict-of-interest laws, bypassing a more controversial figure also vying for the seat....
| Sep 23, 2011
Montebello financial crisis: City officials blast findings of state controller's audit of city funds....
| Oct 11, 2011
Dismayed by one council member's repeated whistle-blowing about the embattled city, Montebello City Council members on Wednesday are slated to discuss a host of rules on how council members communicate and use city letterhead. The move comes after some...
| Dec 28, 2011
The state controller’s office released its fourth and final audit of the city of Montebello Wednesday, this one looking at the city’s internal controls, which the audit found severely lacking....