Sen. Boucher Denounces Higher Education Unvouchered Accommodation Accounts

November 30, 2012

Hartford, CT – Senator Toni Boucher (R-Wilton), ranking member of the Higher Education and Education Committee’s today sent a letter to the chair of the Board of Regents questioning the soundness of the unvouchered accommodation accounts used by the higher education system.

In her letter, Sen. Boucher states, ” At a time when most state employees have been living with a wage freeze and students have been burdened with tuition increases of 3% or more I find the practice of spending public money without accountability unjustified.”

At three of the four Connecticut State University campuses, the president receives an extra $25,000 each year to spend without having to provide any documentation, according to university documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Sen. Boucher asked Chairman Robinson and the special committee on administration to review these contracts and salaries and to consider more checks and balances or elimination of the perks.