Friday, September 05, 2008

UW endowment $2.7 billion; lobbying for tax dollars

University of Washington is lobbying for tax dollars to upgrade Husky Stadium. And using our tax dollars to pay a lobbyist $175 an hour to do it. Washington Policy Center But the UW has one of the largest endowments of any public university in the country. Why spend our tax dollars to try to get more tax dollars? Christine Gregoire at her best. UW mulls adding more slots for freshmen:
Amid the talk of enrollment needs and budget requests the UW's Board of Regents paused Thursday to acknowledge the culmination of an eight-year fundraising campaign that has bolstered the university's endowment to $2.68 billion.

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