State Controller John Chiang To Be California's Next TreasurerController John Chiang has won his bid to move from California's chief accountant to its top banker.
California Makes It Easier To Obtain Unclaimed FundsCalifornia is stepping up its efforts to reunite current and former residents with their long-forgotten money and property.
Audit Blames Calif. Controller's Office For Botched Payroll System FixAn 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.
Controller Finds More Money Problems In California ParksA 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.
$50M In Hercules Redevelopment Spending Questioned In AuditsAudits 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.
San Jose Ballpark Land Deal With A's Scrutinized By State ControllerCalifornia’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.
San Jose Sues Santa Clara County To Recover Millions In Property TaxesSan 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.
State Auditors Critical Of Hercules' Accounting RecordsState 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.
Judge Rules State Controller Can't Block Lawmakers' Pay Over Budget ImpasseA 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.
Controller: California Could Face Cash Crunch By MarchState 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.
California Democrats Sue Controller For Halting Lawmaker Payhe Legislature’s Democratic leaders have filed a lawsuit against the state controller for blocking lawmakers’ pay last year after deciding they had failed to meet their constitutional deadline for passing a balanced budget.
California Revenue Falls Below Governor Brown’s ProjectionsJust a week after Gov. Jerry Brown made his pitch for tax hikes and more spending cuts, the state controller is reporting that California is collecting less revenue than the governor projected.