Taxpayers are paying nearly $5 million for a crash involving a drunken Los Angeles deputy whose sheriff’s SUV slammed into a car with a driver high on methamphetamine.
City Controller Wendy Greuel says a new audit shows the city of Los Angeles wasted an estimated $1 million on cell phone costs for public employees.
A state senator says the move gives people who want higher taxes an opportunity to let their money do the talking for them.
The former manager of the city of Bell says he should be reimbursed for legal fees spent defending himself against charges of defrauding taxpayers out of millions of dollars.
Republican Assemblyman Brian Nestande says there are just too many bills being introduced in Sacramento.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is facing some bureaucratic hurdles in his effort to erect a security wall around his official residence.
Waters, a senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, said the settlement “may amount to a backdoor bailout that props up the bank at the expense of taxpayers”.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has made a last-minute plea to the California Supreme Court to allow the sale of state office buildings to proceed.