We reported a few weeks back on all the useful things on which some New York counties spend federal Homeland Security funding. You know, pickup trucks, ATVs, a robot for Chautauqua. Albany, of course, got more money per capita than any other county, which it used to protect its minor league hockey team, the River Rats.
But those upstate counties don’t look quite so bad in light of a recent audit of Texas’s program. AP reports:
“Some of the money was spent improperly, including to buy a trailer that was used to haul lawn mowers to ‘lawn mower drag races.'”