California local governments pay about $40 billion each year in public-employee salaries. CIR pulled together records from 2008 to 2012 across the state to give you a better picture of how your money is spent.
The state controller’s website has centralized data from thousands of local California governments. But public employees in the database aren’t identified by name, and their job titles often are listed in obscure ways.
When the state’s top pesticide regulators step down, their influence over important public health and environmental issues continues. From overseeing water issues to representing a chemical giant, here’s what several ex-chiefs are doing now.
Despite government efforts to stamp out abuses in America's visa program for highly skilled workers, unscrupulous job brokers continue to illegally sell visas – sometimes connected to jobs that don’t exist.
Since January, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has received thousands of complaints against various schools but has completed a review of only 324 of them, according to an internal agency document.