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Connecticut college presidents get $25K perk


State records show the presidents of three of the four Connecticut State University campuses receive an extra $25,000 per year to spend however they want without having to provide any documentation.

Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that the presidents of Central, Eastern and Western Connecticut State universities receive the so-called "unvouchered accommodation accounts." The president of Southern Connecticut State University gets $35,000 annually for housing costs in lieu of the unvouchered account.

The former board president of the state university system, Robert Kennedy, also received a $25,000-a-year unvouchered expense account that was criticized by state lawmakers. Kennedy resigned last month in a controversy over $250,000 in unauthorized pay raises he gave to staff members.

University system officials say they're reviewing the compensation of top system employees.

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