In Case You Missed It: Senator John Moorlach's Op-Ed: "Legislature ignores Caltrans boondoggles as taxpayers suffer"

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Earlier this year, Sacramento Democrats imposed a massive $5.2 billion annual gas and car tax increase that will grow over time and has no sunset date. In this Sacramento Bee Op-Ed published this afternoon, Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) highlights Caltrans’ inefficiencies that are ignored.

Excerpted Op-Ed:

The California Legislature is obsessing over relatively minor problems with the state Board of Equalization while ignoring Caltrans boondoggles costing taxpayers billions of dollars. At the same time, in November drivers will be run over by a $5.2 billion a year tax increase... the Legislative Analyst’s Office reported that Caltrans was overstaffed by 3,500 engineers, costing more than $500 million a year.... found abuses at Caltrans that included one employee playing golf for 55 days, as his supervisors approved his time sheets... It’s a case of union power versus the needs of the people of the state. The $5.2 billion yearly tax increase is an invitation to more union spending and subsidized golf outings.

Click here to read the full Op-Ed in the Sacramento Bee.