Posts Tagged ‘California courts’


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Court System Sex Abuse Payouts Shaft Taxpayers


Tuesday March 27th, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:00am PDT   •   0 Comments

As we noted, during the last three years the state of California has paid out more than $25 million to settle sexual harassment claims against state agencies and public universities. The payouts ranged from $500 to $1.7 million, and the state did not volunteer the information or make it easy to find. As usual,…
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Luddite Legislators Keep Court Costs High


Tuesday September 27th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 1:37pm PDT   •   0 Comments

The California Court Reporters Association (CCRA) has introduced legislation, AB 2629, that would raise court reporters’ fees for producing transcripts of trials. CCRA president Brooke Ryan believes this raise is long overdue, but she ignores key issues of interest to taxpayers. Court reporters are highly paid government employees and according to courtreporteredu.org, their average…
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Waste and Injustice


Monday March 14th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:00am PDT   •   1 Comment

Taxpayers are familiar with waste in boondoggles such as California’s $68 billion bullet train project and the new span of the Bay Bridge with its cost overruns of $5 billion. Likewise, State Parks bureaucrats keep a hidden slush fund of $54 million and education bosses get lavish salaries and benefits unconnected to student achievement….
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California’s Bloated Judicial Bureaucracy


Monday January 19th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:27am PST   •   1 Comment

As we have noted, government never hesitates to waste money on projects of dubious utility. For example, commuters can get along quite well without California’s $68 billion high-speed rail boondoggle. The state does not need two massive tunnels under the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, but the governor wants to spend $25 billion the project. Likewise,…
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Courting Abuse


Monday February 25th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:59am PST   •   0 Comments

Lawyers are beginning to complain about California’s cuts to the court system, one of “the hardest hit arms of government during the recession” with revenue “slashed by $1.1 billion over the last five years – an agonizing 30 percent cut since 2007” according to Brian Kabateck, president of Consumer Attorneys of California. As a…
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