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Calif. Controller Orders City Of Cudahy To Repay $22.7M In Taxpayer Funds

Auditors say officials in the city of Cudahy had virtually no oversight in place to prevent the misuse of taxpayer dollars when it spent nearly $23 million in redevelopment funds.

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Assembly Speaker John Perez Announces Bid For State Controller

Assembly Speaker John Perez says he is running for state controller next year.


City Councilman Dennis Zine

Zine Alleges Chamber Of Commerce To ‘Punish’ Him For LAX Vote

A longtime City Councilman and candidate for City Controller is accusing the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce of playing politics.



Greuel Issues Subpoenas In Probe Of Cell Phone Waste

Officials with the city of Los Angeles on Friday faced subpoenas in an ongoing investigation into waste, fraud and abuse regarding cell phone use among city employees.


California state controller John Chiang (R) looks on as California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a briefing on California's state budget . (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Controller: Calif. ‘Operating On Borrowed Money’, May Run Out Of Cash By March

State Controller John Chiang warned Tuesday that California is quickly running out of cash to pay its bills.

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Free Tax Preparation Available For Some Southland Residents

California State Controller John Chiang says free tax preparation will be available for families and individuals with household incomes of $50,000 a year or less.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/13/2012

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Plunge In Tax Revenue May Force Calif. To Cut Public Safety, School Funding

The gloomy report amplifies fears the state will have no choice but to impose deeper budget cuts this winter.

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Audits: Montebello Blew $31M On ‘Frivolous’ Promo Items, Golfing, Vegas

Two audits from the state controller’s office alleges the city with annual budget of an estimated $50 million spent as much as $30 million on “frivolous” expenditures.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/23/2011

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Medical Workers At California Prisons Paid Six-Figure Salaries

The biggest factor behind the top salaries: payouts for unused vacation and sick time that sometimes doubled an employee’s base salary.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/06/2011

California state controller John Chiang (R) looks on as California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a briefing on California's state budget . (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Controller Halts Pay For California Lawmakers

California state Controller John Chiang announced Tuesday he was halting pay for state lawmakers, saying their budget plan was not balanced and did not meet the state’s requirement for getting paid.


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LAX Passengers Sound Off On Sleepy Air Traffic Controllers

The FAA has updated its work guidelines for controllers, but many travelers say they feel their safety is at risk.

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We uncovered thousands of unpaid parking tickets issued to personal cars of police officers and other law enforcement personnel.

Controller: LADOT Fails To Enforce Millions In Parking Violations

The city Department of Transportation has failed to collect an estimated $5.4 million in unpaid parking tickets by not aggressively pursuing ticket “scofflaws,” according to a city controller’s audit.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/26/2011

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Welfare Unit Cell Phone Calls Cost LA County $500K

Auditor-Controller Wendy Watanabe says about one-fourth of the $2.2 million cellular telephone budget went toward questionable charges.


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Controller Unveils Salary Information For 600,000 City, County Employees

State Controller John Chiang has unveiled a new Web site listing the salary, pension benefits and other compensation for nearly 600,000 city and county employees throughout California.