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

Editorial: Force UConn to keep budget debate open – The Day

Any organization doing the public’s business, which is another way of saying spending the public’s money, should understand and appreciate the need to keep the public informed about how its business is being conducted and its money is being spent. Continue reading Editorial: Force UConn to keep budget debate open – The Day

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