John Lolley wanted to try his luck. So he made the almost hour-long drive from his home in Hagerstown, Maryland, to the Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, West Virginia, joining dozens of other residents of his state to drop coins into slot machines or wager at the card, craps and roulette tables.
Five years ago, the popular new U.S. Senator Barack Obama helped out when Robert Byrd of West Virginia needed money for his Senate re-election campaign, backing a fundraising effort that generated more than $600,000 in 24 hours.
Twenty for-profit colleges reaped $521 million in U.S. taxpayer funds in 2010, seven times more than in 2006, by recruiting armed-services members and veterans through misleading marketing, according to a Congressional report today.
Eight for-profit colleges, led by Apollo Group Inc.’s University of Phoenix, collected about $1 billion in education benefits for U.S. veterans in the most recent academic year, according to a Senate report.
Wallace Boston, chief executive officer of American Public Education Inc., will testify at a Sept. 22 U.S. Senate hearing on the educational quality of programs for active-duty military members and veterans.