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The Late Edition: October 17, 2013


Curtis Kalin
October 17, 2013

Today’s Post-‘Shutdown’ Taxpayer News!

The ‘less than 1 percent’: A study published in The Hill today shows that the dysfunctional Obamacare website has only enrolled 36,000 people out of over 9 million visitors during the first two weeks. Web traffic to the site is also plummeted 88 percent.

Duplicate lines: In an effort to provide high speed internet access to Colorado schools, the federal government authorized the laying of 32 miles of fiber optic cable lines right next to two commercial lines already feeding schools in Colorado. The cost of this duplication is around one million dollars. Read more at FedScoop.

High speed scheme: The latest filing on California’s $9 billion bullet train reveals the project remains financially unrealistic. A Superior Court judge had previously charged the High Speed Rail Authority with failing to meet spending limits set out in the 2008 bond measure approving the system. More details at the Riverside Press Enterprise.


 

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