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Lawmaker Wants UConn To Discuss Budget In Public

Lawmaker Wants UConn To Discuss Budget In Public

A Republican in the state Senate said Thursday he plans to introduce a bill that would require the University of Connecticut to discuss its budget in public.

The news comes a day after a hearing officer with the state Freedom of Information Commission ruled UConn trustees violated open-meetings laws when they met behind closed doors last year to review the school's $1.3 billion proposed budget.

"Let’s put a stop to the secrecy and shine a light on UConn’s budget process," Sen. Michael McLachlan of Danbury said in a statement. "We are talking...

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