As support for Prop 30 wavers around 50% a new report indicates that tax payers are paying for Cal Trans employees using state cars as their own personal vehicles. Brown got testy and aggressive with reporters when confronted on this fact, grabbing the reporters phone and calling him a "thug", then demanding to see the video. The reporter said "here is the video", outraging Brown who clearly did not want any opposition to emerge for his tax hikes.

Reporter David Goldstein’s exposed Cal Trans employees using state cars as their own personal vehicles showing CalTrans employees hitting Costco and Nordstrom on the taxpayers’ dime.

Of course this is far from the only example of tax dollars being used for personal expenses of state employees. There is also this story of money intended for the construction of a Los Angeles affordable-housing project instead was used to pay for a high-end renovation of a Glendale city councilman's condominium, according to a subcontractor who worked on both jobs.

One can't help but wonder how many more examples have yet to be uncovered. All this while the state cut funding to enforce the Brown Act that would keep politicians from meeting with special interests in secret.

Comments

Mindy Ross Oct. 27, 2012 @ 2:14 a.m.

Do you know why this happens? Jerry Brown is a crook. My grandpa, who led the Republican party in Orange County for sixty years, said it when Brown was elected mayor the first time, and it is still true today. I just wish Grandpa was still around so I could tell him that he was right. I just wrote him off as a crazy old man while he was alive.

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historymatters Oct. 28, 2012 @ 8:55 p.m.

wow! interesting Mindy! i believe it. I really hate it when corrupt democrats hide behind social justice and guilt people into bad measures! NO on 30 and 39!! Spread the word. Both may well pass. If they do we are gonners!

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SurfPuppy619 Oct. 28, 2012 @ 11:58 p.m.

Jerry Brown ahs cut out vision, dental and counseling benefits for people on disability (Medi-cal), not to mention adult day care. But you can bet his buddies with unions are well taken care of. You mean like the HS educated prions guards/cops/FF's/Life Guards/ [insteart any gov job here!!!]....... making $200K per year with their benefits-while raising the SALES TAX (or trying to) on the POOR!!!!!!

Clown is going down. Prop 30 is toast-it is going to fail. It Clown wants to cut K-12 instead of $100K pensions that is his problem.

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SurfPuppy619 Oct. 27, 2012 @ 3:38 p.m.

Clown is upset b/c Prop 30 is losing steam, and already under 50%, and tax hikes ALWAYS lose support going in to the election, so that means 30 is going down, as is 38. Good.

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SurfPuppy619 Oct. 29, 2012 @ midnight

BTW- I could NOT STAND Hillary Clinton and was so happy Obama edged her in the primary and I voted for Obama....How I WISH Hillary was running! I could not vote for either Obama or Romney with a clean conscience, so I voted for Hillary with a write in!

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