–$1.6 million in stimulus money to be used to irrigate a golf course in Texas.
-A new study by Susan Dudley and Melinda Warren finds that regulatory spending grew 31 percent under Bush. Regulatory staffing grew 42 percent.
-Selling shellfish to the Department of Veterans Affairs? There are regulations for that.
-It is illegal to possess pliers in the state of Texas.
-The federal government’s Integrated Nitrogen Committee is having a public teleconference on June 8.
-In Virginia, it is illegal to take a bath without a doctor’s permission.
-Government programs never die. One Cold War relic is the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee.
-The federal government’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is holding a public workshop June 14-15.
–$300,000 of stimulus money to pay for floating toilets.
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Some of the stranger governmental goings-on I dug up over the week:
–EnergyStar has been certifying bogus products, such as a gas-powered alarm clock and a space heater with a feather duster stuck in it. Out of 20 fake items that the GAO submitted, 15 were approved, 2 were rejected, and 3 received no response.
-NASA spent $500,000,000 on a launching pad for a rocket that will probably never be built.
-In Norfolk, VA, it is illegal for hens to lay eggs between 4:00pm and 8:00am.
-In Minnesota, it is illegal for women to play Santa Claus.
-In California, it is against the law to enter a restaurant on horseback.
-From Jeff Flake’s office: The federal government is spending $935,000 on pasteurizing shell eggs in Michigan.
-The federal government is spending $73,000,000 this year on the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program.
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