“California state government awash in corruption, conflict of interest”
“To some, it seems almost as if California has lately become New Jersey West. Incidents of possible corruption and conflict of interest are seemingly exposed at least once a month these days, with almost no consequences for anyone involved.”
“A month earlier, this column caught the state Energy Commission earmarking more than $28 million in ‘hydrogen highway’ grants for a new company co-founded by a consultant who only months earlier drew the map determining where hydrogen refueling stations will go and then trained commission staff on how to evaluate grants.
“No conflict of interest there, the commission insisted. Right.”
“We wouldn't be where we are today without you.”