2/5/2013: His press release and link to full list here. Betsy Hammond delivers the $53 million in good news for OSU in the Oregonian. UO gets just $11 million in state money. Western gets $17 million.
Among the seven university campuses, only OSU, Portland State University and Western University would get more than $11 million of the pie if Kitzhaber gets his way.
- EOU: Quinn Hall Deferred Maint. ($13.18M)
- OIT: Wilsonville Campus Consolidation ($30M); Geothermal Demonstration Project ($3.5M)
- OSU: New Business Education Building ($56M); Cross Country Track ($4M); Education Hall Deferred Maintenance ($6M); Animal Sciences Teaching Pavilion Equipment ($2M); Bookstore Relocation ($12M); Housing Infrastructure Upgrades ($8M)
- OSU-Cascades Campus: Mill Point Building ($5M)
- PSU: Blumel Residence Hall Water Replacement ($7M); City Tower Purchase Placeholder
- SOU: Science Building/Deferred Maint/Seismic Upgrades ($21M)
- UO: Additional Limitation for Allen Hall ($5.3M) and ISC/Lewis Science Building ($10M); Steam Line Replacement ($2.5M); Residence Hall Improvements ($3.95M)
- WOU: Natural Science Building/Lab Annex renovation ($9.7M); Todd Hall Seismic ($1.2M)
- OUS System-wide: Capital Renewal/Code compliance/Safety ($35M); Misc. Student Building Fee Projects ($20M); Project Reserves ($4.5M)
But WOU? 1/4 as many students as UO, and this kind of state capital funding, year after year? Wow, it’s almost as if some powerful state legislator with influence over state funding also collects a paycheck from them. Oh. I see.
Meanwhile, Phil Knight’s Oregonians For Higher Education Excellence PAC is still sitting on its $450K. But why should legislators sell their votes for that kind of money, when they can take the state for millions?