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Nassi, top aide to Donovan, gets 28 months

New Haven – Joshua Nassi, once the top legislative and campaign aide to House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan, was sentenced Thursday to 28 months in prison for conspiring to block tobacco tax legislation in return for $27,500 in contributions to his boss’s doomed congressional campaign. Nassi, 35, a lawyer who worked as a community activist […]

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Jepsen takes aim at health care ‘facility fees’

Hospitals are increasingly acquiring medical practices, and for many patients, that’s meant new, often unanticipated charges known as facility fees. The practice has drawn scrutiny from the state healthcare advocate, and on Thursday, Attorney General George Jepsen announced that he would take aim at the fees too. He plans to seek legislation requiring medical offices […]

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CT lost 6,000 jobs in August; July gains smaller than reported

The state Labor Department threw some cold water Thursday on Connecticut’s optimistic job outlook. The department not only reported a 6,000-job decline in August, but scaled back the 11,500-job gain it announced in July by more than 16 percent. Despite the job losses, Connecticut’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in August at 8.1 percent. That’s because […]