- Associated Press - Thursday, February 25, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The state Freedom of Information Commission has ruled that the University of Connecticut trustees violated open-meetings laws when they privately reviewed the school’s $1.3 billion proposed budget.

The commission’s hearing officer Lisa Fein Siegel said in her decision last month that the trustees were obligated to discuss the taxpayer-financed budget in public before its approval.

The commission accepted Siegel’s report on Wednesday.

Reporters were not allowed to attend the June 24 executive session that UConn officials described as a budget presentation. The Hartford Courant filed a complaint with the commission in July.

The Hartford Courant reports (https://cour.at/1S2KOhL ) UConn’s attorney on Wednesday asked the commission to reject the proposed decision and offered to create minutes of the meeting. The commission rejected the proposal.


Information from: Hartford Courant, https://www.courant.com

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