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.
How To Spend Your Tax RefundThe best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.
More Than A Dozen Bay Area Towns Begin Paying Higer Sales TaxDepending 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.
Gov. Brown Optimistic On California Rebound In State Of State AddressCheering 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.
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.
Santa Clara Co. Board Tightens Use of County-Issued Credit CardsIn 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.
ConsumerWatch: Family Goes On 'Financial Cleanse' To Curb SpendingWhether 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.
Calls Grow For Santa Clara County Supervisor To ResignPressure is mounting for the president of the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors to resign over questionable charges he made to a government-issued credit card.
Phil Matier: New Questions Over Santa Clara County Supervisor's SpendingGeorge Shirakawa, Jr., the already-embattled president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, is being asked to explain a "confusing trail of receipts" on his county-issued credit card.
Santa Clara Co. Supervisor Won’t Resign Over Questionable SpendingSanta Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa has responded to allegations of improper charges to a county issued credit card, which include a $90,000 a year bodyguard.
California Spending Big On Healthcare While Shipping Inmates To Outside HospitalsHealthcare for prisoners in California used to be so bad that a judge ruled it was unconstitutional and put a federal receiver in charge of fixing it.
Study Finds California Now Spending More On Prisons Than CollegesAccording to a report from non-profit watchdog California Common Sense, the state now spends more on prisons than universities.
Daly City Businesses Expecting Boost From Huge U.S. Open CrowdsMore than 245,000 people are expected to descend on the U.S. Open at San Francisco’s Olympic Club Monday, and more than a few of them are expected to walk through the doors of businesses in nearby Daly City.
Phil Matier: Study Finds Tobacco Tax Money Not Going To Prevention MeasuresKCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at exactly where money is being spent from California's tobacco tax.
San Francisco Tourism Industry Showing Signs Of GrowthAfter being devastated by the recession, San Francisco’s tourism industry is beginning to turn things around.