Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sacramento Corruption?

Sacramento politicians gave $8.7 million to a private medical program that no longer functions. Yes, you read that right.  From Dan Walters: "The Assembly's budget writers wanted to give Drew $12.7 million, even though the Legislature's budget analyst, in a private memo, noted that Drew's medical-residency program no longer exists since its affiliated hospital, King/Drew Medical Center, lost its accreditation."

It gets better. The person in charge of the defunct medical residency program at Charles Drew University is a former Sacramento politician. Best line of the article: "the conference committee unanimously appropriated that [$8.7 million] amount this week without discussion." [italics mine]

Read more here.

[Note: this article has been updated since its original publication.  Outdated links to the Sacramento Bee were replaced.]  

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