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The Late Edition: December 2, 2013

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Today’s Taxpayer News!

A bug’s light: The National Science Foundation awarded more than $82,000 of taxpayer money to study the self defense methods of “bioluminescent millipedes”. More enlightening details at CNS News.

Missed it by that much: The city of Bremerton, WA will need to spend more than $15,000 to fix a handicap access ramp that was built four inches short of the state requirement. KOMO News has more.

Joy rides: The New York state corrections department improperly gave state car permits to 80 staff members for daily commuting, a new Inspector General report shows. Proof the vehicles were being used for a legitimate state purpose was “scant”. The full story from AP.