Improper state activities pale in comparison to some of the ‘proper’ ones

■ Steven Greenhut / Contributed After reading through the recently completed state audit of “improper activities by state agencies and employees,” one might wrongly conclude that California’s massive bureaucracy of 131,000-plus employees is a well-oiled machine. After all, if this is all they could find, then the problems in state government must not go very deep. The California State Auditor’s examination looked into allegations made during a five-month period ending in June. The report is based on investigations into complaints made to the whistleblower hotline, as well as ones sent to the auditor through letters and email. The auditor “found inaccurate reporting, waste of funds, illegal activities and misuses of state

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