Gov. Malloy is still angry about a $300,000 package of raises handed to employees at the Board of Regents for Higher Education, a spokesman said Wednesday morning.
Early Wednesday the governor sent two of his top aides, Roy Occhiogrosso and Andrew McDonald, to meet with board president Robert Kennedy (at right), executive vice president Michael Meotti and spokeswoman Colleen Flanagan early Wednesday.
“We explored the depths of his frustration and anger over what has unfolded over the last week. There have been some really good and important changes made over there,” Occhiogrosso said. “Something like this happens and it washed some of the good will away. We told them he was deeply unhappy and they need to fix this as quickly as possible.”
“They need to own up to what happened. They need to be held accountable. They need to identify what went wrong and how it happened.”
Occhiogrosso noted that more than $5 million in savings have been found during a recent reorganization of the higher education system.