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Controller Tells Cities, Agencies: Hand Over Your Spending Info

October 17, 2013 | 2:58 pm

Controller Tells Cities, Agencies: Hand Over Your Spending Info

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More than 100 agencies are late filing reports, some of which details the salaries of public employees.

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Legislators Lose Pay. See You in Court?

June 21, 2011 | 3:26 pm

Legislators Lose Pay. See You in Court?

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Given the hard-to-be-lower approval ratings of the California Legislature, there’s likely to be a lot of cheers around the state today from Controller John Chiang’s decision to cancel the salary and expense payments for the 120 men and women who serve in the Assembly and Senate. But inside the big domed building just down the […]

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Controller John Chiang Halts California Legislators’ Pay

June 21, 2011 | 12:08 pm

Controller John Chiang Halts California Legislators’ Pay

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Click here for our Sacto Bureau Chief John Myers’ live Twitter coverage of Chiang’s decision and the response from legislators. Fun times for the California legislature. Constant fighting, dismal approval ratings, a vetoing governor, and lousy pay. And by lousy I mean non-existent. Because Controller John Chiang has decided to withhold the salaries of state […]

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June 20, 2011 | 4:47 pm

Will State Legislators Have Their Pay Withheld?

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Update June 21: The answer is “yes.” When the legislature slipped Governor Jerry Brown a budget just under the wire, lawmakers thought they had met the requirement under Proposition 25 to keep getting paid. That law, passed by voters in November, withholds legislator pay for every day after the June 15 constitutional deadline that there […]

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State Controller Says He’ll Withold Legislators’ Paychecks if Budget Isn’t On Time

June 2, 2011 | 12:56 pm

State Controller Says He’ll Withold Legislators’ Paychecks if Budget Isn’t On Time

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State Controller John Chiang announced this morning that he plans to withold the paychecks of state legislators, starting June 16, if the lawmakers haven’t submitted a balanced budget to the governor. The real tough love? “Payments forfeited will not be paid retroactively.” Chiang says he’s just complying with the terms of Proposition 25, the “On-Time […]

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January 10, 2011 | 3:20 pm

Brown Budget 2011: State Officials React

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A rather random selection of reaction to Gov. Brown’s 2011-2012 budget, which calls for an additional $12.5 billion in budget cuts and a five-year extension of “temporary” sales and income taxes adopted under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. University of California President Mark Yudof, An Open Letter to California: “This is a sad day for California. In […]

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