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Posted inEducation

UConn formally ends relationship with its alumni association

The University of Connecticut’s governing board voted unanimously Thursday to sever its relationship with the school’s 126-year old alumni association, saying membership dues the organization charges have led to low engagement with graduates. But records show the UConn Alumni Association’s board had agreed in December to stop charging membership dues and was planning to have members vote on eliminating them.

Posted inMoney, Politics

Larger deficit looms as Malloy warns of more emergency cuts

Nonpartisan fiscal analysts again asserted Wednesday that the current state budget deficit is worse than Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has reported — and that’s despite a recent administration estimate that more than doubled the shortfall. And while the Office of Fiscal Analysis was issuing its $191 million deficit forecast, Malloy’s budget chief directed all agencies Wednesday to brace for a third round of emergency cuts and to ensure spending is “significantly curtailed” between now and the fiscal year’s close on June 30.

Posted inCT Viewpoints

Modernize elections, but not the Secretary of the State’s way

The Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut recognizes that there are things we must do to improve in the way elections are administered in Connecticut, but disagrees with the Secretary of the State’s proposal. For instance, we would like to see an election night reporting system that is automated, and doesn’t rely on the hundreds of hand calculations done by weary poll workers late into the evening on Election Day.