On The Money


On The Money: Diesel Filter Recall

The hard-hit construction industry is taking aim at a California government agency. Critics say the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved equipment now suspected of causing a major forest fire.


Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

On The Money: Solyndra Scandal

California taxpayers may be on the hook twice – for helping out a solar firm that fired its workers and then abruptly shut its doors.


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On The Money: Elk Grove’s Welcome Sign Waste?

What’s the point of a welcome sign you can’t see? Some Northern California residents are asking that very question, after the City of Elk Grove bought a welcome sign — a sign that critics say […]

CBS Sacramento–10/04/2011

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On The Money: Tax Agencies Late In Paying Bills

A CBS13 investigation reveals scores of state agencies are delinquent in paying their vendors -– racking up more than $5 million in late fees, with taxpayers ultimately on the hook.


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On The Money: State’s Late Payment Penalties Cost Taxpayers

California taxpayers are paying millions of dollars in penalties each year – for something they haven’t even done. A CBS 13 investigation reveals the State of California is habitually late in paying its vendors who provide goods and services.


Gerald Parker

On The Money: Cost Of Killing The Death Penalty

Nearly two out every three Americans support the death penalty, but California is paying a high price for keeping prisoners on death row — and not executing them.

CBS Sacramento–09/20/2011


On The Money: Ugly Legal Wranglings In Stockton

Contract negotiations have turned ugly in Stockton — where the city and the police union are entangled in a messy and expensive lawsuit. And ground zero in the fight is the city manager’s maple tree.


Lawmaker's Car

On The Money: Legislator Cars

It’s a perk that California politicians have been getting for decades – the use of a taxpayer supported car. But what happens when those state lawmakers no longer want those vehicles?


Anthony Portantino

On The Money: Political Payback For Portantino

Assembly leaders stand accused tonight of misleading the public about how taxpayer dollars are spent. The accusation comes from Assemblyman Anthony Portantino.


Unclaimed Funds

On The Money: Unclaimed Davis Funds

The city of Davis owes thousands of dollars to multiple organizations – but the city claims it can’t locate those folks. Yet CBS 13 found several of them in a matter of minutes, including California State University, Sacramento.


The California Capitol in Sacramento

On The Money: Mismanaged State Lands

California has lost millions of dollars in revenue by mismanaging state-owned lands. Those are the findings of a state audit released today.


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On The Money: Cramming

Fraudulent phone bills are costing taxpayers thousands of dollars each month, in a scheme known as cramming. The targets in this case are government agencies.


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