California Drops Hold on Payments to Counties
California Controller John Chiang (D) said he had made $45 million in payments for health care and other services that had been on hold until the Legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) reached a budget agreement.Â Chiang also has released almost $2 billion in personal income tax refunds and more than $180 million in tax refunds to businesses.
- "State Tax Refunds on Way, But New Crisis Looms" (Buchanan/Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/7).
- "Chiang Starts Releasing Delayed Payments" (Ortiz, Sacramento Bee, 3/6).