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Neel Kashkari. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Kashkari Spends $500,000 Out of Pocket for Campaign Ads

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is ponying up $500,000 of his own money and launching his first television ads of the campaign.

05/05/2014

Homeless Vietnam veteran with cardboard sign begs on the street in San Francisco (AP)

San Francisco Lawmakers Begin Series Of Hearings On Homelessness

San Francisco lawmakers have begun a series of hearings on homelessness in the city, which focuses on cost-effective strategies to house the homeless.

04/30/2014

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Officials Concede Little Progress On San Francisco Homelessness Despite Massive Spending

San Francisco is spending about $458,000 per day to house and help homeless people—that’s $34 a day per homeless person. The annual $167 million price tag is $20 million more than the operations budget for the Children, Youth and Family Services department, $6.3 million more than for Public Works and $3.8 million more than for Recreation and Park.

04/21/2014

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Democrats At Odds Over California Budget Surplus

Gov. Jerry Brown is reaping the benefits of an economic turn-around and higher taxes as he prepares to release his update Tuesday for the coming fiscal year’s budget. The state has collected $4.5 billion more than expected from personal income taxes.

05/13/2013

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How To Spend Your Tax Refund

The best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.

04/10/2013

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

More Than A Dozen Bay Area Towns Begin Paying Higer Sales Tax

Depending on where you shop and what type of purchase you plan to make in the near future, you may feel the impact on your wallet – or not.

04/01/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Optimistic On California Rebound In State Of State Address

Cheering a California rebound, Gov. Jerry Brown says voter-approved tax increases have put the state on sound financial footing but warns lawmakers that they must be tight-fisted with the government purse strings.

01/24/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Proposes Rosier Budget, More Spending

Riding a wave of new tax revenue, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing a state spending plan that eliminates the massive deficits of recent years and provides nearly $5 billion more in spending over the previous year.

01/10/2013

George Shirakawa

Santa Clara Co. Board Tightens Use of County-Issued Credit Cards

In the wake of alleged inappropriate spending and charges by the board president, The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to beef up its oversight of county issued credit cards.

12/18/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Family Goes On ‘Financial Cleanse’ To Curb Spending

Whether it’s a $3.75 latte at Starbucks for or a $3.00 bottle of water at the airport, making small purchases throughout the day can quickly become a habit that’s hard to break. Some financial planners recommend a remedy – going cold turkey for a few days with a financial cleanse, a temporary ban on spending.

12/18/2012

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