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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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Should Taxpayers Pay Tab for Government Sexual Abuse?


Tuesday January 30th, 2018   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:11am PST   •   2 Comments

As we noted last month, sexual abuse has been thriving in Hollywood, Congress, the media, and in the California legislature. Senate boss Kevin de Leon sought to hire an independent legal firm to investigate but the latest revelations come from a different source. According to an investigation by the Sacramento Bee, “the state paid…
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Bullet Train Tunnels a Deeper Hole for Taxpayers


Tuesday October 24th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:31am PDT   •   0 Comments

Two years ago, as we noted, California’s high-speed rail project was facing 36 miles of tunnels through the mountains north of Los Angeles, a tectonically complex area abounding in earthquake faults. As independent experts observed, these tunnels would have been the most ambitious tunneling project in U.S. history, with 90% odds of massive cost…
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Stop Erosion of Property Rights


Monday July 17th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:19am PDT   •   0 Comments

California’s Coastal Commission has shut down the last beach-sand mine in the United States, operated by the Mexico-based Cemex company. Coastal Commission boss Jack Ainsworth told reporters, “This settlement is an incredible victory for the public.” Taxpayers might not think so. The Commission blamed Cemex for erosion along Monterey Bay. Company official Walker Robinson…
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