If you want to know what the California Department of Corrections
and Rehabilitation budgeted for overtime, the department’s budget
overview online specifically details the amount: $105 million for
fiscal year 2011-12.
For health care services? Two billion.
Inmate education and activities? Sixty-six million.
What is the truth about defined benefit retirement plans? They
offer higher benefits at a lower cost; they keep retired people
from becoming a public burden; they attract quality workers and
they are a real deal for taxpayers.
A new report by Local 1000’s Research Department tells you how.
Recommendations here will improve collection on owed taxes, which
includes lowering the threshold for liens, publicizing corporate
names of tax evaders and allowing flexible work hours for
collectors to coincide with business hours.
The state could rein in spending by rebuilding and strengthening
its own information technology services rather than spending
billions on contracting for them and spending twice as much for