Friday, February 22, 2013

Dan Walters: California's high taxes bring low results

This is a sign of a brokem system.

Meanwhile, state transportation officials plan to spend $5.6 million on a party for opening a new Bay Bridge section – but what's to celebrate? The project took 24 years and cost several times the original estimate.

We spend more on inmate health care, proportionately, than Texas spends on its entire prison system – yet California is under federal court supervision.

Finally, there's the string of failed projects to incorporate technology into public services.

Scarcely a month passes without some new and very expensive debacle in implementing technology projects, inevitably leading to cancellation of contracts and recriminations – and sometimes lawsuits – pitting state officials against the hardware and software vendors they chose.

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