July 11th, 2012
08:53 PM ET

California spends millions for veterans home, but budget crisis keeps homes empty

California has a budget shortfall of $15.7 billion, yet spent a quarter-billion in state and federal funds to build two new, state-of-the-art nursing homes for veterans.

The problem is, the state can't come up with enough money to run the place. So now, no one can move in and the state is spending a fortune maintaining empty buildings.

CNN's Casey Wian reports.

Filed under: Economy • Politics • Power Failures • Veterans
soundoff (One Response)
  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    I suddenly feel like I should send some money to the Wounded Warriors Project. Probably won't do a lot of good with this situation, but...

    July 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Reply

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