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Connecticut among most innovative states in U.S.
With the current advancement of technology, it's no surprise that states are in a race to outpace each other in the battle for technological dominance. In a report released this week by Kempler Industries, an Illinois machinery company,...
A decade of delays, $23 million spent, as state makes fourth try for health information exchange
The idea of a single health information exchange across the state of Connecticut seems simple: Gather all health information in one place and make it available to every practitioner involved with a single patient to provide the best care...
Nappier Says Drafting Error Will Constrain Bonding Capacity; Malloy Administration Calls Attorney
State Treasurer Denise Nappier informed legislative leaders Wednesday that they inadvertently reduced the state’s bonding capacity by failing to include certain exemptions in the budget adjustment it passed in the final hours of the legislative...
State CPA society backs effort to help deduct foundation repairs
The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants is supporting the efforts of U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, D-1st District, and U.S. Rep. Joseph D. Courtney, D-2nd District, to clarify how homeowners with crumbling foundations can receive...
Flexible Work Arrangements Lead to Better Performance, According to Creative Managers
Working longer hours fewer days a week could be good for business, according to new research from staffing firm The Creative Group. Half of advertising and marketing hiring decision makers (50 percent) surveyed feel productivity would increase if...
CT cybersecurity: ‘We cannot rely on Washington to keep us safe’
The leader of Connecticut’s cybersecurity efforts said Tuesday that Washington, with a deeply polarized Congress and faction-riven White House, has abrogated its role in defending the nation’s electrical grid, natural gas system and public water...
What's the difference between a private and public blockchain?
Blockchain is forecast to transform many industries by providing fast, verifiable transfer and tracking. At its core, blockchain is a distributed ledger that records transactions between every user in the chain. Although it’s commonly regarded...
New tax break for private K-12 tuition begins this school year
A new state tax break is available this school year to help parents pay for private K-12 school tuition – a development triggered by the federal tax overhaul. The state has for years allowed parents to avoid paying state income taxes on up to...
Report says pension boards share blame for states’ widening debt
While past governors legislatures and governors get much of the blame for Connecticut’s massive pension debt, a new analysis says politically appointed oversight boards should share the heat both here and in other states. A recent analysis...
Will Wayfair unleash state-by-state chaos?
The fallout from Wayfair continues – and the most recent development highlights the potential for the Supreme Court decision to unleash a patchwork of burdensome and confusing state sales tax rules. The Colorado Department of Revenue announced...