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Education, social service agencies digest their big budget cuts

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Three critical state departments – education, social services, and mental health and addiction services – have submitted plans to the governor's budget office for saving their shares of the $847 million cut from this fiscal year's budget. Every state agency will eventually submit a plan. Continue Reading →

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Juvenile Justice in CT: What’s left after all the cuts?

A bedroom in the intake area of the state-run jail for boys in Middletown

A long list of budget cuts released by the Connecticut Judicial Branch just before the fiscal year began July 1 has some state legislators, prosecutors, judges and child advocates wondering what they mean for the strategy of keeping the number of incarcerated children at record lows by providing community-based programs. Continue Reading →

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At UConn, management costs increase $4M over four years

The University of Connecticut's Storrs campus

The University of Connecticut has steadily increased its executive and manager ranks over the last four years – while research staff and library positions have been declining. But a comparison with eight institutions it considers its peers shows UConn in the middle of the pack. Continue Reading →

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UConn adopts a largely flat budget, asks for big increase next year

An aerial view of the Storrs Campus on Oct. 9, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The University of Connecticut's governing board Wednesday adopted a largely flat $1.3 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins Friday, retreating from years of rapid spending increases at the public university. But it is asking for a big increase in state funding next year to catch up on its Next Generation plan to increase enrollment and faculty. Continue Reading →

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Legislative leaders call UConn ‘tone deaf’ over raises for top staff

UConn's Storrs campus

Legislative leaders Thursday blasted hefty pay increases University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst awarded to four senior staff members as the state and public university grapple with big budget cuts. Continue Reading →

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Court: UConn can withhold names of animal researchers, for now

Connecticut Supreme Court

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a trial judge used the wrong legal standard when he ordered the University of Connecticut to give an animal-rights group the names of researchers who had violated animal-research protocols. The university withheld the names to protect the researchers from potential abuse by animal-rights activists. Continue Reading →

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