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Michael A. McLachlan

Republican Leaders Calling For More "Transparency" In UConn Budget Process

Republican legislators are called for more transparency in the University of Connecticut budget process. Senators Kevin Witkos, R-Canton, and Michael McLachlan, R-Danbury, released a statement Thursday saying they intend to propose legislation to bring about more transparency. The statement was apparently prompted by a Courant story published earlier this week that described how UConn trustees passed a $1.3 billion budget without any public discussion. The vote came after a 90 minute closed executive session where trustees discussed the budget.  Former trustee Louise Bailey was quoted in the story as saying that the budget discussion held in the executive session could have been...