Fiscal year

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (AP Photo)

Roberts renews call for court funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress and the White House need to restore funding to the nation’s federal courts to keep from undermining “the public’s confidence in all three branches of government,” Chief Justice John Roberts said […]

12/31/2013

Farmer's Market  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

SoCal cracks down on fraud at farmers markets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ever wonder if something’s rotten at your farmers market? Maybe those pricey “locally grown” mangos are actually commercial imports from South America. Southern California officials have cracked down this past year […]

12/27/2013

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (AP Photo)

Oracle defends CEO’s pay amid shareholder unrest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle is trying to ward off a shareholder rebellion against policies that have consistently made its billionaire co-founder, Larry Ellison, one of the best-paid CEOs in the world. The business software […]

10/02/2013

Members of Congress walk down the steps of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

US budget deficit shrinks 35 percent from last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government posted a narrower budget deficit in August compared with a year ago, keeping the annual gap on track to be the smallest in five years. The deficit for August […]

09/12/2013

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. (AP Photo)

Prince Charles’ cost to taxpayers falls by half

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles’ funding from British taxpayers fell by almost 50 percent during the last financial year. The prince’s annual accounts showed Friday that his income from the government and a royal grant […]

06/28/2013

Transportation department’s forgotten money

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Members of the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee were expected tomorrow to take a closer look at $42.6 million that unknowingly amassed in a Transportation Department special fund for more […]

05/13/2013

(AP Photo)

No sequester furloughs at State Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite budget cuts requiring most federal agencies to furlough workers, the State Department says it will not have to force any of its employees to take unpaid leave. State’s top management official […]

05/03/2013

Joanne Hayes-White, San Francisco Fire Department chief (AP Photo)

Understaffed San Francisco firefighters rake in OT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some San Francisco firefighters are raking in six-figure overtime paychecks because of staffing shortages that have department managers scheduling numerous extra shifts, a newspaper reported.

04/25/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

Calif. budget debate turns to spending, not cuts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s financial fortunes are more optimistic than they have been in years, but Gov. Jerry Brown says he will propose a budget calling for continued frugality, putting him at odds with those who want to restore state services.

01/09/2013

Child Abuse

New data: Child abuse drops for 5th straight year

NEW YORK (AP) – New federal statistics show that reports of child abuse and neglect have dropped nationwide for the fifth consecutive year, and abuse-related child fatalities also are at a five-year low.

12/12/2012

US government runs $120 billion October deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government started the 2013 budget year with a $120 billion deficit in October, an indication that the nation is on a path to its fifth straight $1 trillion-plus annual deficit. […]

11/13/2012