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Government Waste

NEWS: While California struggles to pay its bills, state's 'special' funds flush with cash

A review by the Silicon Valley Mercury News found that California's 500-plus "special funds," like the ones at the center of this month's hidden-money parks scandal, have nearly tripled their spending since 2000 as state government has axed services and asked for new taxes.

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NEWS: California's Tax Man Eyes a New Tool: A GPS Tracker on Your Car

Richard Smith writing for AOL Daily Finance reports the Metropolitan Transportation Commission has just approved a new study on the use GPS technology to track the distances drivers travel by car in the nine counties surrounding San Francisco Bay with the ultimate goal of taxing drivers based on the number of miles they drive.

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NEWS: New Report Says AB 32 Leading the St Down a Costly Path; Billions in Lost Revenue for Local Govt

California City News reports the California Manufacturers and Technology Association has released a report detailing the potential devastating effects the passage of AB 32 will have on the State's economy, including deterring businesses from wanting to establish themselves in California.

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OPINION: Golden State Gloom

Arnold Ahlert of Patriot Post discusses how a progressive agenda has nearly destroyed the State of California and its municipalities.

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NEWS: Los Angeles’s $100,000 Carpenters Show Clout of Utility’s Union

Bloomberg reports that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power had the highest-paid public employees in the city, earning on average 40 percent more than other municipal workers, even those with identical job titles.

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