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Fiscal responsibility or slash-and-burn budgetary politics at CSCU?

Is the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Board of Regents engaging in false advertising? Citing a forecasted budget deficit of $69 million due to COVID-19, on Oct. 15 the BOR passed a resolution cutting an additional $8 million from the CSCU campuses. Those cuts are being executed immediately. Not only is the board implementing these drastic cuts during a global health crisis, it is making these cuts to part-time faculty, and undergraduate and graduate assistants who are some of the campuses’ most vulnerable populations.

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Solving Connecticut’s budget woes requires fact, not fiction

A recent op-ed by Erik Cafarella propagates popular budget fictions—the same misinformation I heard at a recent Appropriations Committee hearing. While his op-ed claims Connecticut suffers under a heavy tax burden, a new report from the Center for Public Policy and Social Research at Central Connecticut State University found that Connecticut actually has the lowest […]