Lawmakers grill Lamont administration about UConn funding cuts as university toys with tuition increase

Gov. Ned Lamont's new budget slashes funding by $230 million.

News 12 Staff

Feb 10, 2023, 10:35 PM

Updated 489 days ago

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Lawmakers grilled the Lamont administration over cuts to the University of Connecticut at the state Capitol Friday.
Gov. Ned Lamont's new budget slashes funding by $230 million.
UConn's president is threatening to raise tuition in response to the budget cuts.
"UConn's suggesting that it could increase tuition rates by as much as $3,000," said state Rep. Gregg Haddad.
"They've asked for -- essentially for us to pick up the federal funds that are going away. That's not state funding that's being removed; that's federal funds that are going away," said Jeffrey Beckham, Lamont's budget director.
UConn students are planning a walkout Wednesday followed by a rally at the state Capitol in response to the potential tuition increase.


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