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Mar 08, 2019 08:00 AM

New York Post: This federal agency spent $4.6M on shellfish in a month: watchdog

What the shell? A federal agency spent $4.6 million on crab and lobster tails in a single month, according to documents.

Washington Free Beacon: Feds Pay Millions for Lobster Tail, Booze, Toys in End of Year Spending Spree

Federal agencies billed taxpayers millions for lobster tail, alcohol, standing desks, golf carts, and more frivolous expenditures before budgets ran out at the end of the fiscal year.
Washington Times
Mar 07, 2019 10:00 AM

The Washington Times: Feds splurge on lobster, pianos, golf carts in race to spend "use-it-or-lose-it" budget

It turns out September, not April, may be federal taxpayers’ worst nightmare. The end of the government’s fiscal year usually brings an orgy of spending as agencies look at their budgets, see extra cash lying around, and figure they’d better use it all up or risk getting cut in the future.
Mar 07, 2019 07:30 AM

OpenTheBooks Oversight Report – The Federal Government's Use-it-or-Lose-it Spending Spree | American Transparency


use it or lose it
Feb 28, 2019 07:00 AM

Forbes: Mapping $28 Billion In Wyoming State Checkbook Expenditures

When newly elected Wyoming State Auditor Kristi Racines produced six full years of state spending records earlier this month, the seas parted in red-state Wyoming. It was a stunning policy reversal in the state that previously received an “F” grade on transparency. Racines acted quickly – it only took her office 30 days to produce the records.
Feb 22, 2019 08:00 AM

Forbes: Why Have President Trump's Regulatory Agencies Stockpiled So Much Firepower?

Why does the IRS need five million rounds of ammunition? Why did Health and Human Services purchase four million rounds over the last eight years and stockpile five submachine guns? And what about the 800,000 rounds purchased by the Social Security Administration?
Feb 21, 2019 08:00 AM

The Associated Press (AP): Groups: New Wyoming auditor delivers spending records sought

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's state auditor has provided all state spending records that two government transparency groups sued to get from her office under the state's public records law, the groups announced Tuesday.

Press Release: Wyoming State Auditor Produces State Checkbook Records

New State Auditor Kristi Racines Embraces The Transparency Revolution: American Transparency (website: and Equality State Taxpayers Association receive six-years of state checkbook expenditures. Applaud Auditor Racines for opening the books.
Feb 11, 2019 08:00 AM

Real Clear Politics: Washington Is Missing a Chance to Cut the Federal Workforce

Both parties have adopted a mantra of protecting federal employees during the recent government shutdown and ongoing showdown over immigration. Last month, all House Democrats and 29 Republicans voted to increase federal pay by 2.6 percent. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the effort was about “treating federal employees with the respect they deserve and compensating them for the financial stress the Trump-McConnell shutdown has inflicted on them.”
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