Monthly Archives: July 2015

Malloy administration approved costly financing for UConn outpatient facility

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy views the construction site where an outpatient center was being built on the UConn Health Center campus in Farmington. At left is Dr. Frank Torti, then the dean of the medical school.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration approved the controversial financing method for a University of Connecticut Health Center project that auditors say cost the state $77 million in “unnecessary” interest. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers push back on pharmaceutical issue in TPP


WASHINGTON – As negotiators for a massive Pacific Rim trade pact meet in Maui for a final round of talks, Connecticut lawmakers are pressing for changes they say will keep the price of key medicines affordable for patients who need them overseas and in the United States. Continue Reading →

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Republicans in Congress target state, local immigration policies

WASHINGTON – Local and state immigration policies, including Connecticut’s, are under scrutiny by congressional Republicans as a reaction to the July 1 killing of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant with an extensive criminal record. Continue Reading →

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Auditors: UConn ‘burdened’ CT with $77M in ‘unnecessary interest costs’

UConn's John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington

The University of Connecticut burdened the state with an estimated $77 million in “unnecessary interest costs” when it secured financing 19 months ago for a new ambulatory services center in at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, the state auditors of public accounts reported Wednesday. Continue Reading →

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Legislative hearings will probe conditions at state’s juvenile jails

The Connecticut Juvenile Training School in Middletown, a locked jail for young males that break the law.

Legislative hearings will be held to probe conditions and practices at the state’s jails for juvenile offenders after reports that they placed youths “at risk of physical and emotional harm.” Continue Reading →

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