- Associated Press - Saturday, March 12, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - One of Florida’s top regulators is being ordered to stay away from his office because of 10 pounds of bat guano discovered above his desk.

Inspectors say they found the bat feces this week in the area right above the ceiling of Ken Lawson’s office. Lawson is secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. They have told Lawson that no one should enter his office until the guano is removed.

The bat guano was discovered Thursday.

State legislators in the new state budget ordered that state workers leave the Tallahassee offices where the department is housed. The new budget says no money can be spent on lease payments for the offices, but that provision does not take effect until this summer.

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