Can You Spare A Square

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 11:03am

Political gridlock leaves Trenton, New Jersey government buildings without toilet paper.

It's been about five months since the city of Trenton, New Jersey has been asking "can you spare a square".

The capitol of the nation's third wealthiest state hasn't been able to approve a contract to stock their municipal buildings with toilet paper or other paper products.

At police headquarters there's toilet paper in the stalls, but no paper towels in the bathrooms.

If an employee complained about that, the state could get involved and could shut down the building.

Its a health and sanitation issue.

As of Tuesday the city council has rejected a supply contract for new trenton paper supplies four times.

Trenton's mayor, meanwhile, has accepted two free offers - one from Dyson for hand dryers and another from PETA for toilet paper with a political message reading "Wipe cruelty from your diet: Go Vegan".

The city council has also approved emergency spending for toilet paper and towels.

Those supplies will go out Wednesday.

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