CSU Board Wields the “Freeze Gun” Again

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The state's "freeze gun" is out and ready for use once again for a dual purpose -- wages and tuition.

The board of trustees for the Connecticut State University system plans to vote on a proposal that would freeze the wages of management and nonunion employees for another year.

The trustees will also vote on a measure in support of keeping tuition steady at all four schools in the system through the 2011-12 school year.

More than 36,000 students attend Southern, Central, Eastern and Western Connecticut State Universities. Tuition costs about $8,000 per year for in-state students.

In July, the board pulled back raises of up to 10 percent for top management, including the four university presidents and the system's chancellor after opposisiton from several state officials, including Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

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