ProJo Comments on RI Invisible Districts

Six days after I noted the new congressional districts in RI, the ProJo has taken notice and did some digging:

We weren’t sure who to call to clarify the confusion.
“We do not know who represents the 86th and 5th Congressional Districts,” Governor Carcieri spokeswoman Amy Kempe told Political Scene with a chuckle. “Unfortunately, I don’t have those phone numbers for you.”
The phantom districts here and elsewhere were part of a national embarrassment for the Obama administration that was ultimately attributed to a glitch in the reporting system. Virtually all data on the site are posted by grant recipients, which range from state governments to universities to private contractors.
The Obama Administration’s Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, at the direction of the Office of Management and Budget, investigated and adjusted the figures for several states late in the week.
Congressional District 5 was actually a company headquartered in Massachusetts’ 5th District doing work in Rhode Island, according to the governor’s office. District 00 represents money entered by the state reflecting crime victim compensation funding and a security grant.
And 86 “appears to be the Providence Housing Authority,” Kempe told Political Scene. “We don’t know how or why that happened,” she said.

Just clerical errors. I’m sure that’ll never happen with government run health care.

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Mike Cappelli
Mike Cappelli
11 years ago

Get used to it. The Obama administration is using lies, fabrications, deceit and anything else it can come up with to pull the wool over our eyes. How about jobs “saved or created,” just one more bald faced lie from this incompetent administration.
How’s that hope and change working out for everybody?
Now all we can do is hope it will change – this pathetic, stupid, marxist administration.

Roland
Roland
11 years ago

Obama makes me miss Carter. ’nuff said.

Warrington Faust
Warrington Faust
11 years ago

I wonder if there is any tax advantage to declaring residency in a “phantom district”?

Chris
Chris
11 years ago

Obama is the new Jimmy Carter. I’m not sure who the new Ronald Reagan will be, but we’re sure going to need one in 2013.

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