Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Golden Fleece Award for California's Highway Robbery

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The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has won Independent Institute’s second California Golden Fleece Award, given out quarterly to state or local agencies or government projects that rip off taxpayers or break the public trust.

For readers of The Lighthouse, here's an exclusive scoop: Caltrans--the Golden State's $10 billion-per-year Department of Transportation--has just won the California Golden Fleece Award, an "honor" given quarterly by Independent Institute in recognition for government agencies or projects that rip off taxpayers and violate the public trust. The Summer 2016 Golden Fleece Award calls out Caltrans for its history of high maintenance costs, huge backlog of unfulfilled service requests, bloated administrative workforce, famous inadequacy in reducing traffic congestion, and even a seven-year streak of lying to state legislators. READ MORE

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