Leaders reject special session to address UConn raises

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Democratic leaders in the state senate have rejected Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano’s request for a special session to establish state oversight of UConn salaries and to prohibit a mileage tax pilot program.

The raises come at a time the school will be raising its tuition. Tuition will go up 30-percent over the next four years to pay for things like infrastructure, classrooms, and more faculty.

“I guess the Democrats had no intention of actually doing anything legislatively to address the tone-deaf decision of UConn to hand out raises to their top staff during these tough times.” Sen. Fasano said in a press release. “They appear to be fine with college students continuing to face huge tuition hikes while raises get handed out without any real challenge.”

Herbst says the raises that were given out were promised back in 2013 and 2014.

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