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California State Controller 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

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.

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