Expensive “facility fees” target of state Comptroller hearing

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Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who reviews state finances and benefits, this morning announced a public hearing as part of his active probe into hospital consolidations and the rising use of so-called facility fees that are hitting patients in their pocketbooks. “Hospital systems in Connecticut are rapidly acquiring private physician practices and medical facilities,” Lembo said […] [Read More]
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Connecticut taxman warns of “Lien on Me” scams

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Kevin B. Sullivan, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, is warning homeowners about a newly discovered scam that claims governmental agencies are slapping liens on victims’ property. “The holidays are approaching, but crooks never take time off and they are always developing new schemes to take your money away.  Impersonating government officials is […] [Read More]
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Social service providers taking a wait-and-see approach on budget cuts

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Morna Murray, president of the Connecticut Community Providers Association, says social service professionals are scrutinizing Gov. Malloy’s budget cuts announced Thursday that total about $55 million from a projected shortfall of $100 million in the stte budget that runs through June 30. “We agree with the Malloy Administration that in difficult times the safety net […] [Read More]
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Gov Malloy backs Obama on immigration; full text of Obama

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This from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in response to President Obama’s immigration initiatives announced Thursday night:   “Over one year ago, the United States Senate passed legislation to fix our broken immigration system by strengthening our borders, creating a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, stimulating our economy, and creating jobs.  I supported that bipartisan, […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy says new job figures a “sign of progress.”

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So gubernatorial runner up Tom Foley’s (left, photo by Autumn Driscoll, CT Post)  indications that the September employment figures might have been cooked up for the election might have been too hopeful on his part, as today’s Department of Labor figures show a net gain of 4,900 private sector jobs in October and 70,600 since Gov. […] [Read More]
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Audit report blasts Connecticut Comptroller’s office from back before 2010

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A newly released review of the State Comptroller’s office back when Nancy Wyman was the Comptroller found that 12 out of 40 million-dollar-plus purchase orders were not approved in a required pre-auditing process. Eight were ruled to be exempt and were neither reviewed nor approved, but the State Auditors of Public Accounts could found no […] [Read More]
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‘Tom…you never call!’

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, along with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, just took a star turn with legislative leaders, U.S. Sen. Dick Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty in the Capitol’s ornate Old Judiciary Room. A brief news conference ensued before Malloy and Wyman began working the roomful of supporters with hugs and smiles. He said […] [Read More]
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Fairfield man pleads guilty to last December’s gun-carrying incident at UNH

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William Dong, the Fairfield man caught with two handguns on the University of New Haven campus last December, has pleaded guilty to importing a prohibited assault-style weapon and possession of the handguns. Gov. Malloy reacts:“Today’s guilty plea brings an end to a potential tragedy that was prevented due to Connecticut’s new gun safety laws. This individual […] [Read More]
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