The federal government recently removed the Richmond Housing Authority from its worst-of-the-worst list, but the San Francisco Bay Area city's public housing system continues to be plagued with problems.
The H-1B temporary work visa program is designed to bring in highly skilled foreign workers with specialized knowledge. But the program also has been used to hire workers for jobs such as preschool teachers, sports coaches and interns.
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.
The U.S. Border Patrol's annual report had some startling apprehension statistics, but the report was taken down hours after it was posted online last month, leading some to wonder if the midterm elections played a part in the decision.