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State considers auction of field hospital equipment
San Francisco Chronicle

As the state copes with yet another huge budget shortfall, the once strange-sounding prospect of selling government goods on eBay has come up again.

In contrast to the property sold in the past – a leather jacket signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, used Highway Patrol cruisers, discarded desks and chairs – now it’s equipment for the state’s emergency mobile field hospitals that could wind up at auction or sold off.