BUDGET & SPENDING

$500 Million Dollar California Waste for Duplicate Program

Wasteonthephone
As the debate rages nationally about federally subsidized phone service for low-income Americans (the so-called “Obama phone” under the wireless Lifeline program of the Universal Service Fund), the widely criticized California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) is forcing state consumers to pay almost half a billion dollar a year for phone service subsidies that wastefully duplicate federal “High Cost” program for subsidized rural phone service and “Lifeline” service for low-income state residents. All this in addition to the federal program.

CLICK HERE for the National Tax-Limitation Committee's (NTLC) submission to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
NTLC Submission to Ca PUC

CLICK HERE for the NTLC press release regarding the CPUC submission
NTLCCPUCObrownaphonenewsrelease6132013

LISTEN NOW – National Tax-Limitation Committee President & Founder Lew Uhler discusses the PUC waste with reporters.
NTLCTeleNewsConf6132013  –

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