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October 2011 Archives

Waste, Fraud and Abuse Hotline Accessible in More Than 150 Languages

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel today announced she is adding another tool in her arsenal to combat fraud and eliminate waste and inefficiency. The City's Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline can accommodate whistleblower tips in more than 150 languages. This feature is being promoted following reports of bribery and misconduct in the City's Housing department that had initially gone undetected because a rogue city employee was preying on victims who primarily spoke Korean.

Governor Brown Acts to Protect Pregnant Women and New Mothers

SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed four bills to protect pregnant women and new mothers. The bills ensure maternity services are covered by health insurers and new mothers can no longer lose their health insurance as a result of taking maternity leave.

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