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Caltrans Employees: Helping Californians Help Themselves

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Fun gotcha TV news attack from CBS Los Angeles on a couple of CalTrans employees who are traced by TV cameras variously spending time at a Montessori school they own, going to a masseuse, shopping and taking kids to school, and moving hay in possible service of a side contracting job–while on the clock for the state and using a CalTrans truck. One is earning around $90K from the taxpayers, the other over $100K.

It's fun, but of course the real hit to the taxpayers comes not from CalTrans employees not doing their job, but from when they do, when that job includes building terribly expensive and not-terribly-useful "high speed rail."

Reason on CalTrans.