Florida Probes Agency's 'Cape-A-Bility Challenge'

When a Florida unemployment agency launched a "Cape-A-Bility Challenge" to its "Everyday Superheroes" campaign, it ordered 6,000 capes to hand out to the jobless. The gimmick included a cartoon villain: Dr. Evil Unemployment. The Orlando Sentinel reports jobless clients aren't the only ones wondering why the agency spent $14,000 on capes.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

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If Clark Kent ever got laid off, well, he's still a superhero. So when a Florida unemployment agency launched a capability campaign for its jobless clients, it ordered up 6,000 shiny red capes to hand out. The gimmick included a cartoon villain - Dr. Evil Unemployment. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the clients weren't the only ones wondering why the agency spent $14,000 on capes. Now the state is investigating.

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