Posts For Category: "UConn Foundation"

Bill To Make UConn Foundation Subject To FOI Laws Dies – Hartford Courant

HARTFORD — A committee failed to vote Monday to force the UConn Foundation to be subject to the state’s Freedom of Information Act — effectively killing the bill. The government administration and elections committee held a hearing on the bill recently, but it was not placed on the agenda Monday by the Democratic-controlled committee. Foundation […]

Bill To Make UConn Foundation Subject To FOI Laws Dies – Hartford Courant

HARTFORD — A committee failed to vote Monday to force the UConn Foundation to be subject to the state’s Freedom of Information Act — effectively killing the bill. The government administration and elections committee held a hearing on the bill recently, but it was not placed on the agenda Monday by the Democratic-controlled committee. Foundation […]

Column: FOI complaint pits Wallingford non profit against town councilor – MyRecordJournal.com

Glenn Richter’s March 8 R-J “Perspective” column begins by using his Duck Test: “If it looks, walks and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck.” But apparently, his real duck test has to be: ducks are birds; some ducks are white; so, therefore, all white birds are ducks. That had to be what he really meant to make […]

OP-ED: UConn Foundation Can’t Pass Legal Test To Keep Secrecy – Hartford Courant

State Rep. Roberta Willis, D-Salisbury, appears to have found the decisive argument for making the University of Connecticut Foundation subject to our freedom of information laws. Willis, who is co-chairman of the Higher Education Committee, asked at a recent hearing whether the foundation should be subject to the 35-year-old state supreme court ruling in Board of Trustees of Woodstock […]

Column: Why the cloak of secrecy? – MyRecordJournal.com

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is, for all intents and purposes, a duck. That’s the Duck Test, which is being applied right now at both the local and state levels. In Wallingford, Town Councilor Craig Fishbein has asked the state Freedom of Information Commission […]

UConn Foundation Says ‘Transparency’ Bills Would Chill Donors – Hartford Courant

Representatives of the University of Connecticut Foundation made an impassioned argument at a legislative hearing Thursday that any law forcing them to open their records to the public — even if donors’ name are excluded — would impede their efforts to raise money. And it seemed from the response of the legislators on the higher-education […]

Legislators Seek To Open Window On UConn Foundation – Hartford Courant

Megan Merrigan By Kathleen Megan contact the reporter Some legislators think the UConn Foundation should be more open to public scrutiny Five bills are pending this year seeking greater transparency for the UConn Foundation For years, attempts to require the University of Connecticut Foundation to be more open about how it raises and spends millions […]