University spending: UConn’s image further battered – Republican American

09/19/16 – Editorial State Auditors Robert M. Ward and John C. Geragosian have released an unsettling report about the University of Connecticut. This episode stands to hurt UConn’s already-battered image and possibly cause more financial pain for students’ families. Connecticut Continue reading University spending: UConn’s image further battered – Republican American

OP-ED | Shine a Light on Connecticut – CTNewsJunkie.com

3/14/16 – By Susan Bigelow There’s no disinfectant like a little sunlight, as the saying goes, and that seems truer than ever in our age where there’s ever more information but also a growing tendency of government to keep information Continue reading OP-ED | Shine a Light on Connecticut – CTNewsJunkie.com

Editorial: University’s secret budget – Waterbury Republican-American

In late June, the University of Connecticut board of trustees caused an uproar when it approved a spend-heavy 2015-16 budget without public discussion, and after only 90 minutes of closed-door review by the board’s finance committee. James H. Smith, president Continue reading Editorial: University’s secret budget – Waterbury Republican-American

Editorial: UConn budget should not be crafted behind closed doors – Meridian Record Journal

When the late Gov. Ella T. Grasso signed Connecticut’s landmark Freedom of Information Act into law in 1975, the letter — and the spirit — of that piece of legislation were very clear: We would have open government in this Continue reading Editorial: UConn budget should not be crafted behind closed doors – Meridian Record Journal

Did UCONN’s “Behind Closed Doors” Budget Discussion Violate The Freedom Of Information Act? – Appealingly Brief

By Dan Klau Answer: Yes. Explanation:  Without a single word of discussion, the UCONN board of trustees recently voted to adopt a $1.3 billion budget for the upcoming year.  How is it possible to adopt a budget of that magnitude Continue reading Did UCONN’s “Behind Closed Doors” Budget Discussion Violate The Freedom Of Information Act? – Appealingly Brief

UConn trustees adopt $1.3 billion budget with no public discussion – The CT Mirror

By: JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS The University of Connecticut’s governing board Wednesday adopted a nearly $1.3 billion budget for next fiscal year that increases the school’s spending by $103.7 million — almost 9 percent. The UConn Board of Trustees adopted the budget Continue reading UConn trustees adopt $1.3 billion budget with no public discussion – The CT Mirror