Top Republican And Democratic Legislators In Conn. Demand Resignation Of Higher Ed President

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Democratic and Republican leaders of the General Assembly's Higher Education Committee are calling for the immediate resignation of Robert Kennedy, the president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education.

Kennedy is under fire for several actions, including improperly approving more than $262,206 in salary raises.

Democrats Beth Bye and Roberta Willis, co-chairwomen of the higher education committee, joined Republicans Toni Boucher and Timothy B. LeGeyt, ranking members of the committee, at an afternoon news conference at the capitol calling for Kennedy to step aside.

The Board of Regents will hold an emergency meeting at 2:30 Friday to consider Kennedy's performance and set up a special committee to examine the raises, controversy over possible dismissal of community college presidents and Kennedy's employment contract that allowed him to work from a vacation home in Minnesota for much of the summer.

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