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The state funding outlook is improving, however: Montana State Revenue Director Mike Kadas no longer expects to lose $24 million in federal royalty payments for at least a year. State officials now forecast only a $46 million hit to state funding in 2018, the Billings Gazette reports .

Indian court convicts politician for embezzling state funds

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NEW DELHI – An Indian court has convicted a powerful regional politician a second time for embezzling state government funds as a top elected official two decades ago.

Chinese 'hackers' try to attack state governments by mailing CDs


How do you infiltrate US government computers when security experts are increasingly aware of your hacking campaigns? The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center has warned officials of a China-based campaign that mails CDs loaded with malware. State institutions have received China-postmarked envelopes containing both discs with virus-laden Word documents as well as nonsensical letters. While it's not clear what the exact intent was, it looks as if the'hackers' hoped to make their campaign seem more plausible by sending something physical. State-level archives, historical societies and one Department of Cultural Affairs have all received CDs.

Brazil state declares 'state of calamity' over police strike

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SAO PAULO – A state government in northeastern Brazil has declared a "state of calamity" for public security due to a police strike that has lasted nearly 20 days.

Tillerson 'Offended' at Reports He Is Dismantling State Dept

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Tillerson's comments Tuesday came amid a crescendo of criticism from former diplomats, lawmakers, academics and others that he is intentionally dismantling the State Department for political reasons. Tillerson said such critiques are offensive the men and women who work at the department. "I am offended on their behalf that somehow we don't have a State Department that works," he said.