John Chiang

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

California Democrats Sue Controller For Halting Lawmaker Pay

he 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.

01/24/2012

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

California Revenue Falls Below Governor Brown’s Projections

Just 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.

01/10/2012

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

California Tax Revenue Falls, Boosting Chance Of More Cuts

California tax revenue fell nearly $539 million below projections last month, pushing the state closer to automatic, mid-year budget cuts to schools, universities and social services.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/09/2011

(AP)

Phil Matier: New Report Shows High Salaries For State Employees

California’s State Controller John Chiang has released another report showing the high salaries of some state employees.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/06/2011

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

Phil Matier: No Budget, No Pay For California Lawmakers

Few tears are being shed for California lawmakers as the man who cuts the state’s paychecks decided that the Legislature will not be paid their salaries until they balance the state’s annual spending plan.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/22/2011

California Governor Jerry Brown

Brown Working With Democrats On New Budget Compromise

Governor Jerry Brown could submit a new plan for a balanced budget as early as Wednesday, after vetoing the one passed by the legislature last week.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/22/2011

California State Capitol

Controller Halts Pay For California Lawmakers

California’s state controller on Tuesday halted paychecks for state lawmakers, saying their recently-submitted budget plan to Gov. Jerry Brown was not balanced as required by law.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/21/2011

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

Controller Says No Paychecks For California Lawmakers Until Budget Balanced

State Controller John Chiang said Thursday he will withhold lawmakers’ pay starting June 16 unless they have passed a balanced budget by then.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/02/2011

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

Gov. Brown Wants State Workers To Repay Advances

Gov. Jerry Brown is ordering state agencies to recover millions of dollars in salary and travel advances that were given to state workers but never repaid.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/20/2011

(AP)

California Officials Seek Lower Prices For AIDS Drugs

California’s treasurer on Friday became the second state official to ask leading makers of AIDS medications to extend lower prices and rebates for drugs to help the state’s budget crisis.

CBS San Francisco–04/08/2011

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