Using taxpayers to fund self-aggrandizing projects to gain re-election is a disease that has jumped species in West Virginia from federal officeholder to state legislator. Every delegate and state senator fancies himself as a Bob Byrd mini-me.
Consider the purchase of a telescope to put atop the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University. State taxpayers are doing this because someone wants to suck up to the old man.
Read More Here.