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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Marketing companies and other private entities may no longer be able to purchase Connecticut's voter list. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has proposed limiting access to the database. The Democrat, who is up for re-election, says she's motivated by voters who contacted her with privacy concerns after a now-disbanded presidential commission sought data. Republican secretary of the state candidate Susan Chapman likes protecting the file, but questions why Merrill didn't do this earlier.

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) - The security director of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation has been placed on paid leave following an internal probe into a New Year's drawing mistake. The Hartford Courant reported Saturday that Alfred DuPuis could face disciplinary action. The internal investigation concluded he "acted with gross neglect ...of his duties." The mistake required a do-over drawing and created an approximate $1 million loss. DuPuis did not return messages, but a union blames the error on "systemic problems."

BOSTON (AP) - A winter storm could bring as much as 8 inches of snow to southern New England and less to northern states. The National Weather Service on Saturday issued winter storm warnings for Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and winter storm advisories for parts of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Parking bans and cancellations are being announced.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The CEO of Connecticut's health insurance exchange plans to step down in April. Jim Wadleigh has lead Access Health CT for more than three years. He was previously the chief information officer for the insurance marketplace. He calls it a "difficult decision" to leave Access Health, which services about 108,000 individuals.

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