Ruth Coleman

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Report: Top parks officials kept $20M hidden

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials at the highest levels of the California Department of Parks and Recreation helped keep millions of dollars secret for more than a decade, according to a report released Friday.


Governor names military leader to oversee parks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown appointed a retired Marine Corps general on Tuesday to oversee California parks in the wake of a scandal that uncovered $54 million kept hidden from the Legislature. After […]


Proposition 38 defeated, Proposition 30 trailing

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Proposition 38, one of two measures on today’s ballot that would increase taxes to increase funding for education, was defeated, while the second measure, Proposition 30 trailed in early returns. Proposition […]


Two state tax increases go before voters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two measures that would increase taxes to beef up funding for education will appear on today’s ballot, Propositions 30 and 38. Proposition 30, backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, would increase the […]


Brown OKs state parks funding, prevents closures

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he had signed several bills to keep California’s state parks open and ensure greater spending oversight after a scandal in which parks officials hid $54 […]


Special funds review finds no further deception

(AP) – A detailed review of more than 500 state special funds released Friday found hundreds of millions of dollars in accounting discrepancies but no instances beyond the state parks department in which government officials […]



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