Temperature shifts may change global rain

Temperature shifts may change global rain

BERKELEY, Calif., April 3 (UPI) -- A difference in the rate of warming in the Northern and Southern hemispheres could significantly alter tropical rainfall patterns, scientists say.

Lawmakers sue over docked pay

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers in California have filed suit against the state controller for docking their pay last summer after they failed to pass a balanced budget.
Calif. legislators may have to forfeit pay

Calif. legislators may have to forfeit pay

SACRAMENTO, June 21 (UPI) -- California's controller said Tuesday state lawmakers must forfeit their pay because the budget they passed last week was not balanced.

Calif. lawmakers: no budget, no pay

SACRAMENTO, June 3 (UPI) -- California will start docking legislator's salaries in two weeks if a balanced budget isn't reached, the state controller said.

Bell, Calif., investigated by SEC

BELL, Calif., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A Southern California city where eight officials face corruption charges is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, documents indicate.

Calif. to tighten local fiscal reporting

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- California's rules on reporting government expenditures must be overhauled following a scandal in a Los Angeles suburb, the state controller said Tuesday.

Judge rules on Calif. state paychecks

SACRAMENTO, July 16 (UPI) -- California state employees will get their full paychecks for July and August, a judge has ruled in denying an injunction sought by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Calif. court OKs state worker wage cut

SACRAMENTO, July 2 (UPI) -- A California appeals court said Friday Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger can order most state workers' pay cut to U.S. minimum wage if the state budget is delayed.

Calif. employees to get full August pay

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- California state workers will receive their full pay this month because a judge will not immediately consider a lawsuit to force the controller to cut pay.

California prison receiver wants $8B

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The court-appointed overseer of the California prison healthcare system Wednesday asked a federal judge to give the prison medical system $8 billion.

Deferred pay plan rebuked in California

SACRAMENTO, July 24 (UPI) -- A state order under consideration in California to defer wage payment to state workers was met with a rebuke from the state's controller, a spokesman said.

Calif. family gets WWII Medal of Honor

CORONADO, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A Coronado, Calif., family was reunited this week with the Medal of Honor one of their own was awarded for bravery in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Taiwan gears for KMT protest over memorial

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 29 (UPI) -- Taiwan's government is gearing up for a protest by opposition Kuomintang to stop a plan to remove the walls surrounding the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

Chiang Kai-shek statues to be removed

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 21 (UPI) -- Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian reportedly has ordered the removal from military bases of statues of the late Nationalist leader Gen. Chiang Kai-shek.

John Chiang (江俊輝; pinyin: Jiāng Jùnhuī) (born July 31, 1962 in New York City) is a Democratic politician and has been California State Controller since January 8, 2007. He previously served as Chair of the California Board of Equalization and represented the Fourth District, primarily serving southern Los Angeles County. Chiang is unable to run for a third term in 2014 due to term limits.

Chiang is the son of immigrants from Taiwan. He was born in New York City and grew up in Chicago. Chiang attended Carl Sandburg High School where he served as student body vice-president alongside student body president Dave Jones. Lifelong friends, Chiang and Jones would run again together in 2010 on the California Democratic slate, with Chiang winning reelection as state controller and Jones being elected California Insurance Commissioner. He graduated with honors with a degree in Finance from the University of South Florida and has a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He came to Los Angeles in 1987 where he got involved with the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley and the West LA Democratic Club.

Chiang began his career as a tax law specialist for the IRS. He worked as an attorney for then California State Controller Gray Davis, and also worked on the staff of California Senator Barbara Boxer. He was first elected to office as Member of the Board of Equalization in 1998 and elected to a second four-year term in 2002.

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