Los Angeles Times | July 20, 2012 | 0:22 PM
California’s state parks system secretly stashed away $54 million even as it was cutting services and threatening to close parks, officials announced today. The department’s director, Ruth Coleman, resigned, and her second in command was fired as the hidden surplus was revealed. The state attorney general’s office is conducting an investigation.
The announcement means the department has plenty of cash, even though it has been soliciting hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations in what was thought to be a desperate scramble to keep parks open.
Officials from the agency that oversees the parks department said the department has under-reported tens of millions of dollars for the last 12 years.
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SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – The California Senate passed a bill on Thursday that seeks to shield illegal immigrants from status checks by local police and challenges Republican-backed immigration crackdowns in Arizona and other U.S. states.
The Democrat-led state Senate voted 21 to 13 to approve the California Trust Act, dubbed by supporters as the “anti-Arizona” bill. It blocks local police from referring a detainee to immigration officials for deportation unless that person has been convicted of a violent or serious felony.
“Today’s vote signals to the nation that California cannot afford to be another Arizona,” Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a Democrat who sponsored the measure, said in a statement.
Hear the great debate on Obama’s background on WOR Podcast
David Paterson, the former governor of New York and now a talk show host on WOR radio in the city, says “evidence is coming left and right” about Barack Obama’s ineligibility to be president.
But that doesn’t matter, he says.
“It just doesn’t work for me.”
I received this today… Unsure how accurate the info is, but do your own research & if true then the game has just stepped up a notch ~Jack
I need everybody to go read this article and spread to every source we can. Stew Webb says he has inside word now that Obama is getting ready to kill and imprison Americans very soon. I don’t ask you to post very many things but this article MUST go viral.
American Reconstruction Project has its own blog. We will be tweaking it going forward (adding anti-spam stuff picking a theme etc).