2SustiNet to cost at least $62 million while 2010 change will save $286 million

SustiNet, the ambitious state plan to bring everyone with state-purchased insurance under one umbrella organization, will cost at least $62 million, according to a study funded by the state’s insurance companies. The report, completed by Hay Group of Arlington, Virginia, uses the SustiNet board’s final report to evaluate the costs of the proposed changes, including ...

1Flexer and Kirkley-Bey campaigns under SEEC review

  In the final round of audits for the 2008 election season, the State Elections Enforcement Commission has referred the candidate committees of Reps. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, and Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey, D-Hartford, to its enforcement division for further review. “Anything that’s with enforcement, that’s a pending investigation,” said SEEC spokesman Nancy Nicolescu. “I wouldn’t comment ...

0Embryo mix-up doesn’t hurt doctor’s bonus

A fertility clinic affiliated with the University of Connecticut Health Center mistakenly implanted one woman with another woman’s fertilized embryo in 2009, but the doctor who runs the clinic still earned more than $800,000 last year making him the fifth highest-paid state employee. Dr. John Nulsen is the medical director of the Center for Advanced ...

0Governor’s office on track for savings

Gov. Dannel Malloy will finish fiscal year 2012 with an extra $142,300 left in his office budget and return it to the state treasury – if all goes according to plan. Malloy’s budget includes $2.3 million for his office staff. He has touted the fact that he cut his staff by 15 percent. The number ...

0Hidden electric tax costs jobs

  Connecticut lawmakers balanced the state budget last year by instituting a new tax on electric bills. Although, the new tax went into effect Jan. 1, 2011, for Connecticut Light & Power customers, it goes largely unnoticed because it replaces a fee customers paid for the past decade. At the time of passage, legislators who ...