Gov. Bob Riley has ordered college and university presidents to notify him if elected officials attempt to hide spending in their districts by transferring money through their schools.
Riley sent a memorandum Tuesday to all four-year college and university presidents. Riley said he wants the presidents to tell him by Nov. 16 if elected officials use their schools to hide money for special projects.
It's a process known as "pass through pork." Riley called the process corrupt and an abuse of the trust of taxpayers.
Riley said one or more legislators recently tried to take $1.89 million from the university's funds and transfer the money to the Department of Education.
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