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News Minute: Here is the latest Connecticut news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A bill aimed at protecting prospective applicants of reverse mortgages has cleared the Connecticut Senate. The legislation passed unanimously on Tuesday and now moves to the House of Representatives. The bill requires reverse mortgage lenders to inform applicants of the counseling requirements and provide a list of federally approved, independent housing counseling agencies.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - State auditor says Connecticut's economic development agency has provided inaccurate or unsupported data on job creation and tax credits tied to various state programs. The Auditors of Public Accounts released a preliminary audit on Tuesday. They found problems with a laundry list of Department of Economic and Community Development programs that provide state assistance to manufacturers, small businesses and others. DECD says it will be making "many improvements" in providing accurate data.

MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut high school where a teacher is accused of running a student "fight club" has placed another administrator on leave, but officials say it is for an unrelated matter. Assistant Superintendent Laurie Pallin said Tuesday that Montville High School's acting assistant principal is being investigated for comments made to a student. Three other administrators were charged last week with failing to report abuse. A former substitute teacher is charged with overseeing the "fight club."

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Two professional sports heroes tell Connecticut lawmakers the integrity of their sports must be protected if betting is legalized. Boston Celtics legend Cedric Maxwell and former New York Mets and New York Yankees star Al Leiter met Tuesday with state legislators to discuss a bill that's still awaiting action. Some lawmakers want Connecticut to have a regulatory framework in place in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a law forbidding sports betting in all but Nevada and three other states.

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