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Democrats back ban on 'dark money' in state campaigns


Late in Connecticut's campaign for governor in 2014, a mysterious organization in Ohio wired $1.17 million in untraceable “dark money” to Grow Connecticut, an independent-expenditure...

CT nets $1.8M from unemployment cheaters

Patricia Daddona |

The Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL) and the Division of Criminal Justice have worked together to arrest 200 people charged with illegally collecting more than $5.5 million in unemployment...

Nix's Hartford faces new legal pressure for unpaid rent

Patricia Daddona |

The landlord of Hartford's Front Street Entertainment District has filed a second lawsuit against Nix's Hartford restaurant, accusing the tenant of failing to pay rent, according to documents filed...

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Rowland appeal on fraud conviction

Kym Soper | Journal Inquirer |

The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected the latest appeal from ex-Gov. John G. Rowland on his 2014 election fraud criminal conviction.

CT flags 3 preparers' 'questionable' returns

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's income-tax collector is suspending processing of electronic income-tax returns generated by three tax preparers – one of them in East Hartford.

Feds argue merger with Anthem would hurt Cigna's 'value-based' care


In its showdown next week with Anthem over a planned merger with Cigna, the Justice Department will make Bloomfield-based Cigna's unique business model a key part of its argument aimed at swaying an...

UTC's Carrier settles patent infringement lawsuit

Patricia Daddona |

Carrier, a division of Farmington-based United Technologies Corp., has settled a patent infringement lawsuit against Houston, Tex.-based Goodman Manufacturing Co. L.P.

Jepsen sees ‘not insubstantial’ risk in casino expansion

Keith Phaneuf and Mark Pazniokas | CT Mirror |

Allowing Connecticut’s Indian tribes to operate a casino outside of tribal lands poses legal risks that “are not insubstantial” to the more than $200 million in casino receipts due...

CT couple indicted in alleged $2M+ fraud

Gregory Seay |

A Stamford couple with previous business ties to Simsbury have been indicted for an alleged investment fraud that cost victims more than $2 million in losses, federal prosecutors say.

Lawmakers argue for ending recreational marijuana prohibition

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer | 2

Three bipartisan lawmakers are pushing for the legalization of recreational marijuana, saying it will raise millions in revenue and keep people out of prison for nonviolent drug offenses.

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