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CT experiences steep drop in violent crime

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut had the second largest drop -- 8.5 percent -- in violent crime in 2015 in the country, according to new data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

CHA looking at legal options following DRS, DSS ruling on hospital tax legality

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

A spokeswoman for the Connecticut Hospital Association said her organization is considering a court challenge to Thursday's ruling by two state agencies that the so-called tax on hospitals is legal.

CT energy lobbyist charged in N.Y bribery scheme

Matt Pilon |

A Connecticut attorney employed by a power plant developer was one of eight men charged in an alleged New York scheme involving more than $315,000 in bribes to a former aide of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in...

State auditors ask DRS to speed up audits

Patricia Daddona |

The state Department of Revenue Services paid nearly $1 million in interest payments on three tax returns held for audits by failing to review the returns and calculate the interest in a timely way,...

CT CPA guilty in Ponzi scheme

Gregory Seay |

A Wallingford certified public accountant faces up to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud and money laundering in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme, prosecutors say.

Yard Goats dispute developer's claim they interfered with stadium work

Patricia Daddona |

Yard Goats ball club owner Josh Solomon and the team have filed a counterclaim in the Dunkin' Donuts Park developer's lawsuit, disputing Centerplan's allegations they held up construction progress by...

UConn Health Center settles allegations of overbilling Medicare

Patricia Daddona |

The UConn Health Center has agreed to pay $184,984 to the federal government to resolve allegations it over-billed the Medicare program.

Insurance commissioner recuses herself from Anthem/Cigna review

Amid mounting concerns about a conflict of interest, Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade has recused herself from any more oversight of Anthem's proposed acquisition of Cigna.

With state appeal pending, lawmakers urged to address school funding ruling

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

Area lawmakers universally agree the state's education system and the way it's funded are in need of improvement, and are hoping the Department of Education is developing a plan to revamp the...

SEC alleges Simsbury firm defrauded investors

Patricia Daddona |

The Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained a preliminary injunction against Simsbury-based Safety Technologies LLC as it pursues allegations that the company defrauded investors.

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