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Auditors: State employed spills-response supervisor who couldn’t do the job

State auditors John Geragosian, left, and Robert Ward

State environmental protection officials employed for 15 months a hazardous spills-response supervisor who was “incapable of performing the duties” — wasting resources and potentially threatening public safety — State Auditors John C. Geragosian and Robert M. Ward reported Wednesday. Continue Reading →

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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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Auditors: Workers’ comp officials overcharged insurers to rebuild fund

The state improperly charged Connecticut insurance companies and small businesses $450,000 last fiscal year to recoup a legislative raid on the Workers’ Compensation Administration Fund, the state auditors reported Monday.
But in a written response to the Auditors John C. Geragosian and Robert M. Ward, the commission insisted the assessment was necessary to ensure it had sufficient cash on hand to meet its obligations.
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Despite one big miss, most CT teachers’ pensions were delivered

Teachers' Retirement Board logo

The state failed to deliver teacher pension funds over the past decade in just 15 of more than 7,800 cases involving deaths – a failure rate of less than one-fifth of 1 percent, according to an interim report filed Monday. Continue Reading →

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Malloy, Cafero displeased with pension gaffe explanation

House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr. (file photo)

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday he’s not satisfied with one agency’s explanation about how it failed for five years to deliver – or even attempt to contact – a teacher’s pension beneficiary owed almost $200,000. And the top Republican in the House of Representatives said it might be time for an independent review of the state Teachers’ Retirement Board.
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