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Final Note

Head of the General Services Administration resigns

Kai Ryssdal Apr 2, 2012

This final note today. The head of the General Services Administration — essentially the federal government’s landlord and business manager — resigned today. The Washington Post reports Martha Johnson has stepped down after she spent $835,000 on an employee training conference in Las Vegas.

Included in the line items? $147,000 in airfare; $6,300 on commemorative coin sets; and $3,200 on a mind reader.

Shoulda seen that one coming, I guess.

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