Is UConn starving for investment or pigging out on cash?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Depending on to whom you talk, the University of Connecticut is either starving for more state investment or it is already pigging out.

"It appears [UConn is] a man eating with two forks. And that's sometimes how we're asked about expenditures at UConn. You know, when is it enough?" Sen. Andrew Maynard, D-Stonington, recently told UConn's president. Maynard is a member of the legislature's budget-writing committee.

Legislators across the state have been fielding similar questions ever since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed that the state spend $2.1 billion to drastically expand enrollment at the state's flagship university.

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