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.
The Department of Motor Vehicles may owe thousands of Californians a refund after a state board says it overcharged residents for vehicle registration.
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.
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.
There is a concern that tax revenues will not meet expectations from state officials.
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.