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Florida Regulator Booted From Office by Bat Guano

Ten pounds of feces was found in his office ceiling
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 12, 2016 4:20 PM CST
Florida Regulator Booted From Office by Bat Guano

One of Florida's top regulators is being ordered to stay away from his office because of 10 pounds of bat guano discovered above his desk Thursday, the AP reports. Inspectors say they found the bat feces in the area above the ceiling in Ken Lawson's office. Lawson is secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. They have told Lawson that no one should enter his office until the guano is removed. State legislators in the new state budget ordered that state workers leave the Tallahassee offices where the department is housed. The new budget says no money can be spent on lease payments for the offices, but that provision does not take effect until this summer. (More guano stories.)

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