special funds http://kvpr.org en California Lawmakers Hold First Special Funds Hearing http://kvpr.org/post/california-lawmakers-hold-first-special-funds-hearing <p>The Chair of a California Assembly committee looking into the state&rsquo;s special funds accounts called the parks department scandal &ldquo;shameful&rdquo; today. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, lawmakers asked finance officials for assurances that there are no more hidden assets.</p><p>At issue is how $54 million in surplus Parks department funds could remain hidden for 12 years. An audit last week also found discrepancies in other state special funds accounts. Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield chairs the oversight committee.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 01:25:05 +0000 Amy Quinton 1961 at http://kvpr.org