| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday he was abandoning hopes of striking a bipartisan budget deal on taxes and instead would push through a spending plan solely with the support of Democratic lawmakers.
The new plan, which Brown unveiled in a joint news...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 7:15 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. --The Legislature passed an austerity budget Tuesday night that would cut from universities, courts and the poor, shutter 70 parks and threaten schools but would not -- by officials' own admission -- restore California's long-term...
| Jul 1, 2011
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...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 2:17 AM
Consider this: You pay your taxes, you go to work, you are both accountable and responsible, a contributing member of society.
When you go to the doctor, you pay — some from insurance, some from your pocket — and you wait, sometimes hours in...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 2:17 PM
State Controller John Chiang released his monthly report on California’s July cash balance, receipts and disbursements Monday.
The report shows revenues were down $538.8 million, which is 10.3 percent below projections from the recently passed...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 10:15 PM
You know the feeling you get when you find a dollar in your pocket you'd forgotten about? Or when that $20 bill is left on the ground and there's no one in sight it could belong to - ultimately making you its keeper? That feeling is the same way some...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 12:31 AM
With state tax revenues falling short of projections and looming mid-year cuts to education being triggered in 2012, local educators are not predicting the end of the world.
At least that’s not the response given by some superintendents and...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 10:09 AM
Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) introduced legislation Thursday she contends that, had been in place during fiscal year 2010-11, would have resulted in about $3.5 million in additional funds for local governments in California.
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:34 PM
State Controller John Chiang responded Tuesday to a lawsuit filed against him by state lawmakers.
Lawmakers say Chiang went beyond his authority when he withheld their pay until a balanced budget was passed.
In a statement to the press, Chiang pointed...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) introduced a state constitutional amendment this week that requires a nonpartisan oversight committee certify the state's proposed budget is balanced before lawmakers get paid.
"This amendment ensures that voters'...
| Aug 14, 2010
The city of Bell illegally raised its property taxes in 2007 and must immediately give up $2.9 million it has collected since then, state Controller John Chiang said Friday.
Chiang ordered Bell to immediately reduce the "retirement tax" rate, which...