The State Attorney General and the Department of Finance are investigating the discovery of $54 million in so-called "hidden assets" in the State Parks Department. That's more than twice the deficit that led Governor Brown to announce the closing of 70 parks, parks then saved by non-profits and community groups, which raised their own money. A Public Records Act request by the Sacramento Bee turned up unreported funds collected by two of the Parks Department's special funds. Matt Weiser is one of those reporting the story.
State Parks, 'Hidden Assets' and Public Trust in Government
Matt Weiser - Sacramento Bee - @matt_weiser, Elizabeth Goldstein - California State Parks Foundation - @calparks, H.D. Palmer - California State Department of Finance - @HDatFinance, Joel Fox - Californians for Reforms and Jobs, Not Taxes