The state is sending out hundreds of thousands of $1 checks to its neediest residents. It's a plan that's supposed to bring millions of dollars worth of food stamps to the state by March. [...] He says if the state's food stamp recipients receive just $1 for energy bill assistance, that qualifies them for extra federal assistance. [...] Sending out $1 checks cost the state $250,000. DSHS says that could bring the state an additional $43 million in federal funding.
"I think it's an issue of maximizing the federal regulations to the advantage of Washington residents," said Ribas.
Obama says that he's putting Joe Biden in charge of making sure that none of the stimulus is wasted. It looks like Washington State is messin' with Joe!