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Conn. questions utility on layoffs
Hartford-based Northeast Utilities is disputing allegations by Connecticut officials that it broke a requirement to notify the state of layoffs. New England’s largest utility company issued a statement Monday saying its interpretation of the reporting requirement is different from that of state Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz. NU will file a response with state regulators. Jepsen and Katz say NU broke the reporting rule and demand information about NU layoffs and staffing levels.