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CT insurance commissioner to depart

Matt Pilon |

Insurance Department Commissioner Katharine Wade will depart her role on Dec. 19, three weeks ahead of the inauguration of Gov.-elect Ned Lamont, officials announced Friday.

Lamont taps former Malloy staffer as COO

Joe Cooper |

Gov.-elect Ned Lamont continued to fill out his administrative staff Friday, naming a Connecticut Health Foundation executive as his chief operating officer.

Foxwoods' slot revenue down five consecutive months

Joe Cooper |

For the fifth consecutive month, Foxwoods Resort Casino on Friday reported lower slot revenues in November.

CT Medicaid-scam trio convicted

Gregory Seay |

A third person has been convicted for participating in a multimillion-dollar fraudulent billing scheme involving Medicaid, federal prosecutors say.

CT to launch tech 'boot camp' sites in Hartford, Stamford

Joe Cooper |

In an effort to spur Connecticut's tech workforce, the state says it's seeding $2.5 million to support two new “boot camp” training programs in Hartford and Stamford.

Bypassing feds on casino: State bill would stipulate changes made to compact don't need approval

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

State legislators from the area are among the co-sponsors of a bipartisan bill to bypass the federal government's role in approving changes to tribal compacts required to open a casino in East...

Regulator trims Eversource gas-rate request

Matt Pilon |

The state's utilities overseer has given final approval to a three-year, $30.2 million rate increase for Eversource Energy's gas customers.

Dems tap Lt. Gov. Wyman party chair


Gov.-elect Ned Lamont and Democratic State Chairman Nick Balletto introduced Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman on Thursday as Balletto's successor, bringing an upbeat conclusion to a drama that threatened to...

Email scammer gets 45 months in prison

Gregory Seay |

A Nigerian national who cheated U.S. firms, including two in Connecticut, out of $1.6 million in an email scam will spend nearly four years in federal prison, prosecutors say.

Feds: Hartford county leads CT in 2015 economic growth

Joe Cooper |

The Hartford region's economy led Connecticut in growth in 2015 after shrinking during the two years prior, according to federal officials.

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