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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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/15/2014

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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.

10/10/2013

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MetLife To Pay $500M For Allegedly Withholding Life Insurance Benefits

MetLife Inc. has agreed to pay nearly $500 million in a 20-state settlement over allegations it didn’t pay life insurance benefits to some of its policyholders.

04/23/2012

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill To Allow Internal Borrowing

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that will help the state avoid cash-flow problems this spring by allowing it to borrow from existing government funds.

02/03/2012

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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.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/10/2011

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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)

Calif. Lawmakers Start Closing $9.6B Deficit

Exercising their new majority-vote authority, Democratic lawmakers began approving an $86 billion spending package Tuesday but did so without the tax renewals they had sought all year.

06/28/2011

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.

06/21/2011

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Calif. Officials Freeze Housing Developer’s Money During Probe

Two top California officials have frozen almost $150,000 of campaign contributions given to them from a housing developer accused of defrauding government agencies.

12/30/2010

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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.

10/25/2010

Bell residents were in an uproar when they found out that their city officials were earning as much as $800,000 annually and called for them to resign. (credit: CBS)

State Controller Says City Of Bell Must Repay Taxes

The California state controller’s office says the scandal-plagued city of Bell has been overtaxing its local businesses and must refund more than $2.1 million.

09/16/2010