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San Francisco Jail Inmates Getting iPads As Part Of $275K Education Pilot Program

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department has announced more details of a partnership that will bring some jail inmates 100 iPads as part of a $250,000 educational program.

10/22/2014

Downtown San Jose with City Hall in the foreground. (CBS)

Audit: San Jose Workers Made Unapproved Purchases Of Tablets, Wine On City Credit Cards

San Jose’s Office of City Auditor today reported that some city employees seriously violated rules of credit card use, such as unapproved purchases of computer tablets, rent on a BMW car, $700 on wine and $47,000 at an employee-owned company.

09/19/2014

A car arrives at the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

DMV May Issue Refunds After Overcharging Thousands Of Drivers For Vehicle Registration

The Department of Motor Vehicles may owe thousands of Californians a refund after a state board says it overcharged residents for vehicle registration.

09/11/2014

SoloPower's flexible solar panels are lightweight and can be installed quickly on commercial buildings, the company says. (SoloPower)

San Jose Solar Power Firm Shutting Plant; Oregon Taxpayers On The Hook

A struggling Silicon Valley solar power company will suspend its Portland operations in June and lay off 29 workers, leaving Oregon agencies that provided funding to the company on the hook for millions of dollars.

04/23/2013

California State Capitol

California Lawmakers Get Cars Fixed On Taxpayer Dime Before Purchase

At least a dozen California lawmakers repaired or upgraded their state-provided vehicles at taxpayers’ expense in the final weeks before the one-of-its-kind perk was ending, then later bought those vehicles for personal use.

12/05/2012

(CBS)

South Bay Lawmaker Concerned About Tax Revenues

There is a concern that tax revenues will not meet expectations from state officials.

04/14/2012

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

State Lawmaker Pushes For Transparency On Spending

California’s State Assembly and Senate budgets have been made public but some critics, including Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, are calling the Friday night document dump bogus.

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