Expanded workers’ compensation benefits for firefighters with cancer, an issue derailed in the Connecticut General Assembly last year by a loud and bitter lobbying battle between municipalities and labor, seems likely to be resolved by a bipartisan-led compromise. Continue Reading →
Beneath the struggle to pass a budget Tuesday, a fight that cast a shadow over everything and everyone in the State Capitol, were the myriad small dramas endemic to every session finale, when sleep-deprived lobbyists and legislators crash against the hard adjournment deadline of midnight Wednesday. Continue Reading →
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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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