State funds heading to health programs, education and local
(Sacramento) - The State Assembly passed several bills today necessary to enact
the budget. Among the key provisions approved by the Legislature were several programs to improve
health, education, and local projects throughout the state.
State Auditor to examine potential inequalities in CalTrans Maintenance Program
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson), Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, requested today that the State Auditor examine the California Department of Transportation’s (CalTrans) Maintenance Program. The audit, which was approved by a unanimous vote, will examine what criteria and methods CalTrans uses to decide where resources are sent.
“From city to city, the disparity in the upkeep of our public roads is obvious,” states Gipson. “I want to understand why the freeway on ramps, highway pavement, and rest stops in more disadvantaged neighborhoods are often in more disrepair compared to affluent areas. This audit would assess what criteria CalTrans is using to select maintenance projects, and look at the disparity between funding in different socio-economic districts.”