ProJo pays fine

PROVIDENCE, RI – Connecticut officials plan to announce Thursday that the Providence Journal Company has paid a $22,000 settlement for violating a law in that state. The Journal Company has agreed to pay the settlement for operating in Connecticut without the legal authority to do business. In Connecticut businesses need to register with the Secretary of State's office and pay a fee. This is meant to protect Connecticut businesses from out-of-state competition.

The ProJo's violation appears to involve the sale of newspapers. Its fine is the second-largest of the hundreds of penalties collected from the state's investigation. Connecticut officials plan to announce the collection of more than $1.3 million in fines. The Journal did not return a call seeking comment for this report.

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