Posts Tagged ‘uc davis’


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More Fine Print on the Pepper Payout


Monday April 18th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 5:49am PDT   •   0 Comments

As we recently noted, a report from the state auditor outlines how the University of California made substantial efforts to recruit nonresident students who pay significantly more tuition than California residents. In recent years, the University of California has hiked tuition for residents as well and in 2011 that touched off student protests at…
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Proposition 63 Pays Off At Last


Friday March 6th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 6:22am PST   •   2 Comments

As we recently noted, California’s Little Hoover Commission, a state watchdog, reported that the state cannot even document whether or not the $13.2 billion raised by Proposition 63 improved Californians’ lives. That is of interest because the 2004 measure, sponsored by Sen. Darrell Steinberg, was supposed to keep people off the street, out of…
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Government Pepper-Spray Payout Spices Up Waste


Friday October 25th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:31am PDT   •   0 Comments

In recent years the vaunted University of California has been bulking up its vast bureaucracy and imposing steep tuition and fee hikes on students. As we noted last year, when students responded with peaceful protests, campus cops pepper-sprayed them in the face at point blank range. Lt. John Pike, who deployed the spray, claimed…
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Feds Reward Waste, Incompetence and Corruption


Tuesday October 9th, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:10am PDT   •   0 Comments

The U.S. federal government is giving $3 million to the University of California at Davis despite a recent record of waste, incompetence and corruption at the campus. UC Davis has pepper-sprayed students and abused taxpayers by handing out most of the $1 million federal lawsuit settlement to lawyers, politically correct outside organizations, campus cops,…
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Government Pays Too Much for Pepper


Tuesday October 2nd, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:55am PDT   •   13 Comments

Last November students at the University of California at Davis held a peaceful demonstration to protest tuition increases. Campus cops pepper-sprayed them, which drew international attention. So should the recent “settlement,” of a federal lawsuit as an example of government waste and hypocrisy. As the Sacramento Bee reported, in the $1 million settlement, the…
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