Americans Spent $56 Billion On Their Pets Last YearMillions of pets across America live like little humans these days — and as long as people treat them that way, pet spending should keep climbing after a record 2013, industry spokesman Bob Vetere said Thursday.
Wildfires Across The West Push National Wildfire Spending Past $1BMore than 40 uncontained, active and large wildfires dot the western U.S. from Arizona to Washington state and Alaska, taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year.
California Prison System Under Federal Review For Anti-Psychotic Drug SpendingUnder federal court oversight, California's prison mental health system has been spending far more on anti-psychotic drugs than other states with large prison systems, raising questions about whether patients are receiving proper treatment.
How To Spend Your Tax RefundThe best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.
Analysts Agree Gov. Brown's Budget In BalanceThe Legislature's nonpartisan budget analyst agreed Monday with Gov. Jerry Brown that the state budget is balanced.
Eating Healthy Means Spending MoreA healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published Thursday that says the government should do more to help consumers eat healthier.
State Democrats Debate On TwitterThere’s plenty of drama with Democrats at the Capitol – they are flustered over Governor Brown’s budget veto and firing back in cyberspace.
Father's Day Spending Predicted To IncreaseThe National Retail Federation says that this year people celebrating Father’s Day will spend an average of $106 on the big guy -- up about $12 from 2010.
On The Money: Brown's Budget BluesGovernor Jerry Brown say time is running out for a budget deal at the Capitol. He’s looking for ways to help balance the budget before the June 15th constitutional deadline.
On The Money: Cutting Out CaltransThere’s a move at the State Capitol to eliminate the California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, one of the biggest government agencies in the state.
Gov. Brown Orders 48K State Cell Phones To Be Turned InAs part of deep state spending cuts, Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered state agency department heads to collect and turn in 48,000 government-paid cell phones by June 1, 2011.