Pork-Barrel Spending on Academe Reaches a Record $797-Million

Web Abstract: 
For the 1999 fiscal year, Congress earmarked specific spending measures that included at least $797 million for projects involving colleges and universities, a 51% increase over 1998. Earmarks are seen by some as inequitable because they are not subject to competitive, merit-based reviews typically used by federal agencies to distribute money for research, facilities, and other projects.
Author: 
Brainard, Jeffrey; Cordes, Colleen
Journal: 
Chronicle of Higher Education
Publication Date: 
07/22/1999
Page Numbers: 
a44-a47
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