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It's bad enough that the federal government blackmails the state by threatening do withhold funds if we don't do things like have open container and seat belt laws. But this is patently absurd:

The Indiana Department of Transportation is trying to get a better handle on exactly how many billboards sit along the state's highways after a federal agency found problems in Indiana and threatened to withhold $90 million.

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The Federal Highway Administration found numerous problems in Indiana detailed in a report last year, including billboards placed in areas prohibited by federal law, permits granted to blank billboards, size-standard violations and spacing issues.

We have billboards the wrong size and in the wrong places! What a bad state we are -- send in the billboard police to spank us. Thank you, Ladybird Johnson.