Government Spending

Government-Funded Cancer Center Descends Into Chaos

Seven advisers quit, charging favoritism and abuse


If there are people involved, it's going to get political. And if it's government-run, ah, see the first point times 100.

The Associated Press writes of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, a taxpayer-funded program, after filing an open records request for letters of resignation from key advisors to the agency.

It found that seven advisors resigned last week, claiming "suspicion of favoritism" in doling out grants and warning that the program is becoming subject to abuse.