Paul Zak, the director of the Center for Neuro-Economic Graduate Studies at Claremont, is leading a research project examining the decision-making process behind consumer spending.
California Gov. Jerry Brown released a record-high level of spending Tuesday in his latest revision to the state budget.
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.
Coalition members are calling for about $1 billion in state funding over the next seven years be used to help low income students, English learners and foster youth.
A woman said her grandson was suspended last week for protesting that the Inglewood Unified School District spent tens of thousands of dollars on a retreat for its employees.
California education officials have adopted rules governing how school districts will be able to spend the money they get based on how many disadvantaged students they have.
Lawsuits involving the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department accounted for $43 million in expenditures – nearly half the county’s overall litigation costs – last year, according to county officials.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has cut off funding to two affiliated nonprofit institutes after questions surfaced about how they spent more than $40 million in ratepayers’ money.
Taxpayers in the city of Los Angeles can now see how officials are spending their hard-earned money.
Attorneys for Michael Jackson’s family accused concert promoter AEG of trying to smear the singer as debt-ridden and irresponsible through testimony from an expert financial witness.
For all of his fame and wealth, Michael Jackson was mired in debt and spending millions more than he was earning each year, a financial expert testified Monday.
Questions are being raised about what some call lavish travel and entertainment spending by UCLA officials over the past five years as tuition has risen 70 percent.
The best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.
After five years of layoffs, fee hikes and cuts in admissions, the Cal State University system is getting more money to spend.
California’s budget is finally in balance as long as state lawmakers follow Gov. Jerry Brown’s guidance to hold the line on spending.