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Sarah PompeiMonday, August 16, 2010 408.250.1271
Today, Meg Whitman launched the first in a series of radio ads in which she outlinesher specific solutions to the challenging issues facing California. The ads will be broadcast statewideover the coming weeks. The first ad is a 60-second spot that highlights Whitman's plan to create astatewide Grand Jury charged with investigating government wrongdoing and mismanagement atall levels.Whitman will name civic-minded Californians to the Grand Jury, which will have the power to handdown civil and criminal indictments and turn over its findings to prosecutors."Everybody talks about waste, fraud and abuse in state government, but I have a plan to actuallydo something about it," Whitman says in the ad.Meg Whitman believes that too often government is not held accountable and it's time to create aGrand Jury of civic-minded Californians to investigate waste, fraud and abuse.To listen to the ad, go tohttp://www.megwhitman.com/media/audio/4891/grand-jury.
Below is a transcript of the ad.
: Meg Whitman takes a stand on stopping wasteful spending.
Everybody talks about waste, fraud and abuse in state government, but I have aplan to actually do something about it.The Legislative Analyst's Office found that the Department of Education had 150 staffers workingon programs it no longer administers.Caltrans spent more than $3.4 million on one rest stop on I-80.Welfare recipients were caught using cash benefit ATM cards in gambling casinos.There are billions of dollars of fraud in Medi-Cal, In-Home Supportive Services and welfare alone.Enough is enough.