Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Embarrassment That Is the Alabama Two Year College System

For the last two or so years endless stories of corruption, nepotism and toadyism have been coming out about the Alabama two year College system. The latest is that a state senator received $4K a month in salary from a non-profit foundation associated with one of the schools. All of the funding of this non-profit came from a state grant secured by said state senator. The head of the non-profit said it was because "He was the reason we actually got the grant,". The senator says it wasn't. He was paid to lobby the state for the program. Amazingly, there was no signed contract? The article is hosted by The Birmingham News who have done excellent work in probing the system. Here is the link: December 09, 2007: Senator paid by nonprofit he helped

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