Conn. Lawmakers Seek Voice in Higher Education Pay

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Friday, May 3, 2013

State lawmakers are proposing to scrutinize how much the state's colleges and universities are spending on administration, including salaries.

The House approved legislation Wednesday that requires comparative reports of administrative pay and staffing ratios to be done every two years. The 125-19 vote sends the bill to the Senate.

The measure is a response to the rising administrative costs at the 12 community colleges, the online Charter Oak State College, the four regional universities and the University of Connecticut, said Rep. Roberta Willis, D-Salisbury, House co-chair of the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee. 

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