Sophia Zaller 7:30 a.m., July 30
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Prop 30: Brown confronted about personal use of Cal Trans vehicles
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.
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