Today’s Taxpayer News!
Radio Silence: The inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security reported that DHS has allowed over 8,000 pieces of radio equipment to sit idle in warehouses for over a year. The original cost of the equipment was $28 million. Read more at the Washington Times.
Failure to launch: NASA’s inspector general has detailed the agency’s spending of $43 million on 33 facilities that went underutilized in 2011. More information on this story can be viewed at the Las Vegas Guardian Express.
Hip-Hop Care: The state of Oregon’s insurance exchange has budgeted $20 million for outreach plans. The result of this spending has been a series of music videos and quirky ads. All of this, despite Cover Oregon’s $16 million budget shortfall. Read more at the Weekly Standard.