When state Auditor Robert M. Ward wrapped up work Friday, he ended a 31-year career in public service. And to those who know Ward well — on both sides of the political aisle — the betting was that Saturday was the first time Ward wasn’t focused instinctively on the job at hand.
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.
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.