Posts Tagged ‘Pork’

January 25th, 2016 - 8:46 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

PORK: what King County did With $28 million in left over funds

The Kingdome might be gone, but the $28.4 million in  excess tax money raised to build a new roof of the now-imploded stadium will be nobly called …  “Building for Culture” legislation: • Investing for Youth: $1,631,500 — Providing the resources needed to develop the audien[...]

March 6th, 2015 - 11:57 pm § in America

The News Tribune on Creating a Cougar School of Medicine

The media war over where to spend state dollars on medical education continues in the pages of Tacoma’s News Tribune. Mikal Thomsen, a WSU graduate, writing at the explicit request of WSU, talks about his surviving a stroke and goes on to make the absurd claim that he might not have survived [...]

March 5th, 2015 - 5:40 pm § in America, The Ave Scene

So, Do The Cougars Want $14,000,000 a Year to Seed Fund Raising?

The key to this OP-ED in the Seattle Times is Mr. Gardner’s assertion that public money can stimulate private donations. Is this realistic for a Cougar School of Medicine?  Special To Seattle Times As a vice president at Washington State University with a background in business and academia, [...]

March 1st, 2015 - 1:39 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

State Legislature Moves Cougar School of Medicine Forward!~

There are ONLY two reasons to support the WSU idea ..PORK and POLITICS. Despite that, Reuven Carlyle reports that the “House Appropriations Comm voted Friday to allow WSU to begin process of opening a medical school. I voted ‘no’ and here’s why: While I totally support their [...]