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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 04:34 PM

Arizona Republicans Want Funding for Koch-Backed Schools

Source: Associated Press

Arizona Republicans Want Funding for Koch-Backed Schools

By RYAN VAN VELZER AND BOB CHRISTIE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
PHOENIX Apr 28, 2016, 5:08 PM ET

Arizona's Republican leaders have proposed earmarking millions of dollars for programs at the state's public universities that are backed by billionaire Republican donor Charles Koch.

The proposal would funnel $5 million to support programs at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona that have received millions in funding from the Charles Koch Foundation a nonprofit backed by the petrochemicals CEO known for supporting limited government and lower taxes.

That money makes up a significant chunk of the $13 million set aside for ongoing spending at Arizona's three state universities, as part of the $9.58 billion budget plan negotiated between the Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey.

It is not unusual for billionaires including those on the other end of the political spectrum to donate large sums to schools, which can raise unease among students and faculty about maintaining academic independence.

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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 05:17 PM

1. notice the "both sides do it" meme in the last sentence of the OP.

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Thu Apr 28, 2016, 06:06 PM

2. Such a load of crap. Name one business school in the country which preaches socialism.

And the last thing that any business, especially Koch's, want is free markets. They want monopolies, cartels, and patents.

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