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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2008 | Phil Willon, Willon is a Times staff writer.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will refund $160 million that it overcharged other government agencies for more than a decade, the state attorney general's office announced Monday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1987
Compton's column concerning the protection of property rights was like a breath of fresh air in this day of regulatory oppression, mindless bureaucracy, and out-of-control government. The recent holding of the U.S. Supreme Court on private property taken for public use was likewise encouraging. When a judge of Compton's long experience complains of the abrogation of individual rights by government agencies, it is time for us to reflect on our heritage. I am reminded of the line from the Declaration of Independence that gets to the heart of the matter, "He has erected multitudes of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2002 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four government agencies, including Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles Unified School District, have joined in a $600-million complaint against the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power alleging that the public utility deliberately inflated the electric bills of government agencies operating in the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1998 | TOM SCHULTZ
Twenty service agencies that help find employment for disabled residents of the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys recognized 36 companies and government agencies Friday for providing work to those who are mentally and physically handicapped.
OPINION
June 22, 2013
Re "State backs off public records plan," June 21 Gov. Jerry Brown was right to withdraw his proposal to allow local government agencies not to comply with key provisions of the California Public Records Act. When I was the Los Angeles County district attorney from 1992 to 2000, my office received many public record act requests from reporters, public organizations and private citizens. They were often viewed as burdensome and potentially embarrassing. But clearly this law is a crucial part of the checks and balances that any vibrant democracy needs.
NATIONAL
June 22, 2007 | Josh Meyer, Times Staff Writer
For the last four years, Vice President Dick Cheney has made the controversial claim that his office is not fully part of the Bush administration in order to exempt it from a presidential order regulating federal agencies' handling of classified national security information, officials said Thursday.
BUSINESS
September 28, 1997
To quote Michael Boskin's former boss, "There he goes again." I'm sick of economists like Boskin lambasting the government every chance they get ["U.S. Economy Does Better When Government Butts Out," Times Board of Advisors, Sept. 14]. Of course government agencies are less efficient than their private counterparts. But if Boskin means by his insinuation that "government is best which governs least," he can't get away with that without a challenge. He says that government must be limited to what they need to do and what they can do well.
NEWS
May 13, 1986
The amount of uncollected federal taxes soared to $45 billion last year--a 31% increase--and the budget proposed for the Internal Revenue Service offers little hope of correcting the problem, government auditors said. The General Accounting Office cautioned Congress that requiring the IRS to share in mandatory budget cuts with most other government agencies could make matters worse. "IRS stands virtually alone on the 'revenue side' of the government," GAO spokesman Johnny C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The American Civil Liberties Union sued the FBI and other government agencies Tuesday on behalf of two peace activists who say they were wrongly detained at San Francisco International Airport because their names popped up on a secret no-fly database. The ACLU also said that, during the past two years, the names of 339 travelers at the airport popped up in a database as they were checking in, according to documents the group obtained from the airport via the Freedom of Information Act.
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