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A $1.8 billion settlement between the state of Connecticut and its hospital system has become law. The settlement withdraws legal claims that could have exposed the state to up to $4 billion in liability.

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The head of the New York Public Interest Research Group says the quality of care at hospitals should be one of the top issues lawmakers consider as they work to close the more than $6 billion budget gap.

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Architects will begin design work on the new $305 million Stony Brook Southampton Hospital in 2020.

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Connecticut lawmakers met in special session on Wednesday to ratify the settlement of a longstanding dispute with hospitals. They also passed legislation to clarify state rules on how to calculate pay for tipped restaurant workers.  

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Connecticut lawmakers will meet in special session Wednesday to take action on a dispute between restaurant owners and their tipped workers. They will also vote to ratify a deal with the state’s hospitals.