2008 California Piglet Book

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) have joined forces to publish the California Piglet Book, exposing some of the worst examples of waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement in California's state and local government.

The California Piglet Book combines elements of two perennial CAGW publications, the Congressional Pig Book and Prime Cuts, with HJTA's knowledge of the California state budget. The report is but a sample of areas in the state budget where wasteful or corrupt spending can be eliminated, providing a valuable resource to legislators, local officials, the media and taxpayers.

"Californians are threatened with immense tax increases while the waste and fraud of tax dollars runs rampant," said HJTA president Jon Coupal. "From payroll and pension abuse to tens of millions of dollars for a pretend railroad, the California Piglet Book gives enough examples to make any California taxpayer cringe."

Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement in government. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and promoting taxpayers' rights.

The 2008 report may be downloaded here on the HJTA site or from the CAGW site.

The 2007 report may be downloaded here on the HJTA site or from the CAGW site.

The 2006 report may be downloaded here on the HJTA site or from the CAGW site.

The 2005 report may be downloaded here on the HJTA site or from the CAGW site.

The 2004 report may be downloaded here on the HJTA site or from the CAGW site.

The 2003 report may be downloaded here on the HJTA site or from the CAGW site.

For a hard copy, call HJTA at 916-444-9950 or send an e-mail request including your complete mailing address and zip code.