Posts Tagged ‘california parks department’

Hidden Money Cover-up

Wednesday January 9th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 7:55am PST   •   2 Comments

We have been following California’s hidden-money scandal, in which bureaucrats in the state Parks Department concealed $54 million for more than a decade, even as the Department was shutting down 70 parks, the state facing budget deficits of $16 billion, and politicians stumping for huge tax increases. One legislator wanted to know how much…
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More Hidden Millions

Thursday December 27th, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:15am PST   •   3 Comments

While California was closing parks and state employees giving themselves unauthorized vacation buyouts, the state Parks Department was concealing nearly $54 million for more than a decade. A Democratic legislator denounced this “deceit and thievery” and wondered how much more money state employees had stashed away. In the Parks Department, it’s at least $3.9…
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