1Jepsen’s ebook win averages 86 cents per resident

Connecticut residents are beginning to receive settlement payments from ebook publishers thanks to the efforts of Attorney General George Jepsen and his peers across the country. Nationally the settlement amounts to $166 million, with $3 million intended for Connecticut residents, or an average of 86 cents per person. Five publishers that settled a price-fixing lawsuit will ...

4$2.6 million IT bonding package includes funding for ‘weapons registration system’

The State Bond Commission is scheduled to vote Friday on $2.6 million in information technology upgrades at three state agencies, including a “special licensing and weapons registration system.” The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, which includes the State Police and other public safety functions, will receive a share of the money to ”upgrade current information ...

0Democratic Party collects February donations from ESPN and Blue Sky Studios

The Connecticut Democratic Party continued to legally collect donations from state contractors using its federal account in February, according to the most recent Federal Elections Commission filing, raising a little more than $133,000 from all sources. Six ESPN employees contributed $500 each for a total of $3,000. ESPN is a First Five company. The Walt ...

2Company run by son of Voices for Children co-founder on track for $3 million in state aid

The State Bond Commission will consider granting $3 million in state assistance next week to a company run by Josh Geballe, son of the co-founder of Voices for Children. Geballe is CEO of Branford-based Core Informatics. His mother, Shelley Geballe, co-founded and ran Voices for Children for more than a decade. Voices for Children generally lobbies ...

1Accountants: “It would be misleading to exclude” UConn Foundation from state finances

This year, accountants included language emphasizing the close relationship between the University of Connecticut Foundation and state finances. The UConn Foundation is currently fighting legislation that would require it to comply with the Freedom of Information Act by eliminating its unique exemption under the law. Previously, the state’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report included the UConn ...