The state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control spent nearly $650,000 to install new computer software to track liquor licenses, but according to a state audit report it still doesn't work. The whole system, along with the installation, is supposed to cost $1 million and it can't perform a simple task like track liquor licenses. I can do that with a pretty simple filing system and the government is planning to spend a million dollars to perform such a simple task.

This kind of waste can't go unnoticed. These types of stories have inspired me to start the NJ State Waste counter. For every dollar I find that the state has wasted, money that could have been more useful if it were burned for warmth. Pop back in on a regular basis to check out what the waste adds up to.

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