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Senate Rejects Making UConn Foundation Subject To FOI Law

Senate Rejects Making UConn Foundation Subject To FOI Law

HARTFORD — The Senate rejected an amendment Tuesday that would have made the UConn Foundation subject to the state's freedom of information law. The foundation has prevailed several times in recent years in blocking efforts to make its operations more transparent, and it won again Tuesday, in a 24-12 vote. Two efforts to make the foundation subject to freedom of information laws died in two committees this year, but Senate Republican leader Len Fasano of North Haven said the measure would return as an amendment on the Senate floor. That happened Tuesday in an amendment to an education bill. Fasano said the foundation should be open to public scrutiny because $8 million in state...

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