Prime Sign of California Waste: Kangaroo Report
And Gov. Jerry Brown wants it, 717 other reports, eliminated
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2012 6:17 PM CDT
A red kangaroo feeds as her baby joey hangs out in her pouch.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

(Newser) – If Gov. Jerry Brown has his way, California's lawmakers will soon find themselves much less informed about pertinent topics like Australia's annual kangaroo harvest and the DOT's use of waste tires. Brown ordered that state agencies and departments be audited at the end of last year, and those audits turned up the kangaroo report (California's Department of Fish and Game is apparently tasked with tracking the data and providing it to lawmakers) along with 717 others Brown would like to deep-six in a bid to cut down on waste, reports the Sacramento Bee.

"It wastes a lot of time and money to write, track, and file these reports," he noted while unveiling his plan today. "Government should be focused on providing information that is actually helpful to taxpayers, not on checking boxes to meet outdated bureaucratic requirements."

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Apr 18, 2012 4:24 PM CDT
wow rommmies seamus will vote for brown for prez now!
Apr 18, 2012 3:42 AM CDT
Typical of government. Waste the money and raise taxes to cover the waste, then hire more people to keep track of the paperwork and build more buildings to keep it in, then raise taxes to cover those expenses and hire more people etc.
Apr 18, 2012 3:32 AM CDT
a bit late on the ole draw there Gov. THAT should have been done decades ago