Connecticut Introduces Loan Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Connecticut on Monday launched a new loan program that aims to assist small businesses and nonprofits throughout the state.

The agreement is a new “public-private partnership that provides low-interest loans” to various organizations, with the goal of growing the two sectors in “low-income and historically underserved communities.”

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Ohio to Pay Google $1.4M to Help Identify Unemployment Fraud

Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio continues to add resources to a public-private partnership to combat unemployment fraud, which the state says has cost taxpayers more than $200 million, and the newest additions are a pair of big names.

Gov. Mike DeWine announced recently a new agreement between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Google to conduct data analytics on all outstanding claims. The state will pay the tech company $1.4 million to use Google Analytics to help discover fraud.

“This is one of the first things the private sector group told me when they came in is drilling down on this data and doing it in a very sophisticated way,” DeWine said.

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