The State Worker

May 29, 2014

Audit: State Controller’s Office accounting riddled with errors

State Controller John Chiang’s office has understated liabilities, miscalculated debt payments and, in one instance, made a data-entry error that added three additional zeros to a revenue figure, changing the figure from millions of dollars to billions of dollars.

The State Worker

Jon Ortiz chronicles civil-service life for California state workers

Related content



About This Blog

Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at or 916-321-1043. Twitter: @TheStateWorker.

Editor's Choice Videos