John Chiang

John Chiang. (CBS)

State Controller John Chiang To Be California’s Next Treasurer

Controller John Chiang has won his bid to move from California’s chief accountant to its top banker.

11/05/2014

Gold Currency

California Makes It Easier To Obtain Unclaimed Funds

California is stepping up its efforts to reunite current and former residents with their long-forgotten money and property.

04/17/2014

Captol

Audit Blames Calif. Controller’s Office For Botched Payroll System Fix

An audit by the Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes is placing blame on the California State Controller’s Office for “chronic mismanagement” of the state’s payroll system.

08/12/2013

Coldstream Canyon, Donner Memorial State Park, Truckee, California

Controller Finds More Money Problems In California Parks

A state review finds that more than 200 state employees were overpaid more than $500,000 by managers who deliberately broke state rules at the troubled California Department of Parks and Recreation.

12/18/2012

Hercules City Hall. (CBS)

$50M In Hercules Redevelopment Spending Questioned In Audits

Audits by State Controller John Chiang’s office reveal that close to $50 million in state redevelopment funds were appear to have been misspent by Hercules city officials between 2005 and 2010.

09/13/2012

A rendering of what a downtown San Jose ballpark would look like. (SJ Redevelopment Agency)

San Jose Ballpark Land Deal With A’s Scrutinized By State Controller

California’s state controller is reviewing whether a deal allowing the Oakland A’s to purchase land owned by San Jose’s dissolved redevelopment agency for a new ballpark flouts a new state law.

08/29/2012

Downtown San Jose

San Jose Sues Santa Clara County To Recover Millions In Property Taxes

San Jose city officials have accused Santa Clara County of defying a state order to pay millions of dollars in property tax revenue that state officials ruled has been improperly withheld.

06/28/2012

John Chiang. (CBS)

State Auditors Critical Of Hercules’ Accounting Records

State Controller John Chiang said in a pair of audits released on Thursday that Hercules has the worst set of accounting records he has ever seen and may have to pay back $2 million in federal and state grants because of poor documentation.

05/11/2012

John Chiang. (CBS)

Judge Rules State Controller Can’t Block Lawmakers’ Pay Over Budget Impasse

A judge has affirmed an earlier ruling that the state controller does not have authority to withhold lawmakers’ pay when the Legislature fails to pass a balanced budget on time.

04/27/2012

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Controller: California Could Face Cash Crunch By March

State Controller John Chiang sent a letter to lawmakers, telling that immediate action needs to be taken or California will run out of cash by early March.

01/31/2012

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