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CT counts on future legal settlements to mitigate eroding income tax receipts

Despite rapidly eroding state income tax receipts, analysts for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration and the legislature are counting on payments from future legal settlements and other sources to mitigate much of the likely tax revenue loss next fiscal year. Continue Reading →

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Murphy one of three senators compromised in federal data hack

WASHINGTON Sen. Chris Murphy’s disclosure that he is a victim of the massive hacking of personal data from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management was the third by a member of Congress and an indication that lawmakers, whose employment records are usually kept in the House and Senate, were not immune to the massive cyberattack. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut plans to launch open data portal

Every time an inmate enters or leaves a correction facility in Connecticut, a database is updated so the state has an accurate count of its incarcerated population. And each day, those numbers are used to produce a chart on the state’s website. It’s one of the few state “datasets” that is updated daily for the public. But it takes persistence to find the chart because it’s buried on the website of the state’s Office of Policy and Management (OPM), and it exists nowhere else, including on other government websites with state criminal justice data. Continue Reading →

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