New Jersey Turnpike Worker Takes Home $321,985

A New Jersey Turnpike audit uncovered $43 million in unnecessary spending, including paying $227,000 for employee birthdays to a retiree who boosted their final year salary to $321,985. Maybe it was paid in loose change. » 10/22/10 3:30pm 10/22/10 3:30pm

NJ Turnpike Authority To Predict Traffic: "It's Gonna Suck"

The financially strained state of New Jersey decided to spend money on a traffic-prediction tool to help prevent congestion disruption. There are better ways to spend that money: like teaching it's drivers how to drive. (H/T to worthless_cos!) [Bloomberg] » 10/01/10 2:30pm 10/01/10 2:30pm