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South Florida stimulus projects decried as wasteful

Senate Republicans John McCain and Tom Coburn included several South Florida projects in their latest report bashing what they say is wasteful government spending.

Among them: restoration of what the report calls "One of Nation’s Least Visited Parks" -- the Dry Tortugas National Park. Visitors to Key West, Florida with enough time and money can explore one of the National Park Service’s (NPS) less convenient destinations—Dry Tortugas National Park. Located 70 miles off shore, the park is almost entirely underwater and accessible only by airplane, private boat or ferry. Despite its remote location, the park will get $13,304,484 in repairs for its main above-water attraction, Fort Jefferson."

Also, Florida International University, where researchers got nearly $60,000 "to document and provide statistical analysis regarding the rise of colonial lawsuits in the Spanish Empire."