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.