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Articles Tagged: "Government Waste"

Government Waste

NEWS: Where Borrowing $105 Million Will Cost $1 Billion: Poway Schools

Will Carless of Voice of San Diego explains how through "creative" financing, the Poway Unified School District have put the city's taxpayers on the hook for $981 million to pay for a bond that was originally $105 million.

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OPINION: SKELTON: California's failure on parks, more

Christopher Chung of The Press Democrat criticizes Governor Brown and his predecessors for their ignorance of extra reserve funds recently discovered, especially as Governor Brown continues to push for tax increases.

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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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