The state keeps a vast archive of inspection and complaint reports against licensed day care, preschool and after-school programs. But most of these records remain stored away in obscure government offices.
The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general blacked out a call for U.S. Border Patrol agents to hold back from shooting migrants and suspected drug runners who throw rocks and other objects at them that don’t pose a deadly threat.
Fifteen little-known U.S. charities reported sending $40 million worth of medical supplies to Guatemala in 2010. But no one – including the charities and its biggest recipient – was willing to be specific about where the medical supplies went or exactly who benefited.
Officials from the California Department of Public Health and long-term care advocates clashed at an Assembly oversight hearing over regulators’ ability to process complaints of abuse against nursing assistants.
California’s Department of Health Care Services pledged a multitude of changes after an internal audit identified weak rules, dysfunctional bureaucracy and ineffectual monitoring that left the publicly funded rehab program for the poor open to fraud and put patients at risk.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year includes $2.2 million to help health officials with their overhaul of California’s troubled drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for the poor.