Economy 07 Jan 2007 11:37 pm

Google Filling Up California Government Coffers

by Sean Hackbarth

California ended up with a way to make money off Google that didn’t involve Ad Sense ads. As Google’s stock (GOOG) rises California state government jumps with joy. Millions of dollars come in so government programs don’t have to be cut and taxes don’t have to be raised. Government spokesman H.D. Palmer said, “On behalf of a grateful state, I’ll be happy to wash their [Google founders Sergey Brin's and Larry Page's] windows or mow their lawn.” With the two pouring in nearly $190 million Palmer better use more than Windex on the windows and hand trim the lawns.

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