All posts tagged "state controller"
John Chiang launches pilot program to fight wage theft
John Chiang may be gearing up for his move to the state treasurer’s office. But that doesn’t mean he’s taking an early vacation from his job as state controller. Late last month, Chiang launched a new pilot...
- Posted December 3, 2014
State Controller: Betty Yee defeats Ashley Swearengin
Democrat Betty Yee has won the race for California state controller, defeating Republican Ashley Swearengin. With 99.9 percent of precincts reporting at 2:58 a.m., Yee held a 5.4 percent lead over the controversial mayor of Fresno. The race...
- Posted November 5, 2014
City of Fresno has thousands of dollars in unclaimed property at controller’s office
Last week, CalNewsroom.com first reported that GOP controller candidate Ashley Swearengin has unclaimed property at the state controller’s office. “We’re not talking substantial issues here,” Tim Clark, Swearengin’s campaign consultant, told the Fresno Bee. “$16 in unclaimed property —...
- Posted October 23, 2014
Controller candidate has unclaimed property at state controller’s office
In her campaign for state controller, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin promises to be an effective watchdog. She’s also quick to criticize the current state controller’s performance. “The State Controller’s office has been a disaster,” Swearengin writes on her website....
- Posted October 17, 2014
Controller 2014: Ashley Swearengin goes negative in controller’s race
Ashley Swearengin, the Republican nominee for state controller who has caused strife within her party, has turned to negative attacks against her Democratic opponent, Betty Yee. Yee, who is currently in her second term on the state’s tax board, has earned...
- Posted October 2, 2014
Cartoon: Ashley Swearengin stings California GOP
The Scorpion and the Frog The fable of the scorpion and the frog A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its...
- Posted September 29, 2014
Controller 2014: Prop. 8 supporter Ashley Swearengin now backs gay marriage
Republican Ashley Swearengin, who supported Prop. 8 in 2008, now says that she supports gay marriage. In the years preceding her campaign for state controller, Swearengin had been a vocal supporter of “traditional marriage” and opponent of same-sex marriage. As...
- Posted September 28, 2014
Controller 2014: Betty Yee changes position on high-speed rail
Board of Equalization member Betty Yee has changed her mind about the state’s controversial high-speed rail plan. During the June primary campaign, the Democratic candidate for state controller opposed Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build a faster rail connection...
- Posted September 24, 2014
Brulte’s Fables: Ashley Swearengin stings California Republicans
Ashley Swearengin, like the scorpion that stung the frog, can’t seem to help herself. This weekend, the divisive mayor of Fresno added California Republicans to the long list of people she can’t get along with — turning...
- Posted September 21, 2014
Controller 2014: Ashley Swearengin’s trouble with taxpayers
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin routinely touts the importance of electing a state controller that supports taxpayers. “The state controller can have a direct impact on behalf of the taxpayer,” the Republican controller candidate said in a recent...
- Posted September 14, 2014