Banning Congressional Earmarks Would Cost Colleges Billions

Julie Denesha for The Chronicle

Higher-education lobbyists say earmarks can fill a unique role in college budgets, helping to pay for centers and schools to attract faculty in new fields and buy expensive equipment, like this electron microscope at the U. of Kansas.
December 12, 2010

Colleges stand to lose billions of dollars for research, facilities, and other purposes if Congressional leaders hold firm in their pledge to ban earmarks, the spending that individual members direct to their home states and favorite projects outside…

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