A report released this morning says waste, fraud and mismanagement by state and local governments cost California taxpayers more than $600 million so far this year.
The California Taxpayers' Association used media reports to compile its figures, but only 49 of the 117 examples were quantifiable, so the actual amount is likely much higher.
The association has a collection of reports on waste going back to 1999. Click here to see it. This link will open the Cal-Tax press release about the 2009 report, and clicking here will download the executive summary.