Editorial: Public money, trust demand answers from Freeport

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The proper response to a request for information about public money is not “It’s taken care of. Trust us.” That should go without saying. The purpose of laws regarding open records is to make sure what public officials say can be proven or disproven because, sadly, sometimes people aren’t entirely honest. That is why it … Read more

What money did NC public universities get in state budget?

What money did NC public universities get in state budget?

Public universities across North Carolina are getting more money than they asked for in the state budget that was signed into law Thursday. UNC System President Peter Hans celebrated the historic higher education funding that includes raises for faculty, an online learning program focused on working adults and significant investments for construction at campuses across … Read more

Connecticut is Getting Money for Public Transit – Where Will It Go? – NBC Connecticut

Connecticut is Getting Money for Public Transit – Where Will It Go? – NBC Connecticut

More money is coming to Connecticut to help improve our public transit. This is an entirely separate batch of funding from the federal infrastructure bill. This is emergency relief funding from the Coronavirus Response and Rescue Plan Act. Connecticut, New York and New Jersey were given about $14 billion to split. After a few months … Read more