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Analyst Urges 1,500 Job Cuts at Caltrans

LAO said Caltrans' Capital Outlay Support(COS) program spends more money than other states and local transportation agencies for comparable work. The division is responsible for environmental review, design and construction oversight of highway projects, among other duties....The analyst's office recommended that the Legislature require Caltrans to justify its need for all of those positions during the budget process. If the department can't do so, LAO said the Legislatureshould cut 1,500 positions in the fiscal year starting July 1.

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