States and the Fiscal Constraints Autonomous Vehicles May Bring

Driverless cars and trucks could provide many benefits, from safer highways to improved mobility, but widespread adoption could shrink the vehicle-related revenue streams that states rely on.

By Kil Huh, The Pew Charitable Trusts  |  February 20, 2020
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An Ambitious Scheme to Bring All of a State’s Data Together

California is working to consolidate all of its geographical data, with the longer-term goal of providing a central portal for everything. It's a chance to enrich governmental collaboration.

By Stephen Goldsmith and Matt Leger, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School  |  February 19, 2020
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Why Government Leaders Need to Become Digital Leaders

It gets harder from here. Getting modernization efforts right and avoiding project failures requires that the people at the top of an organization feel comfortable with technology.

By Jennifer Pahlka and Jennifer Anastasoff, Founding Executives, U.S. Digital Service  |  February 19, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Local Communities’ Overlooked Role in the Fight Against Pandemics

Outbreaks of diseases like the coronavirus start and have to be controlled at the local level. National governments and international organizations aren't doing enough to foster communities' resilience.

By James White, Abt Associates  |  February 19, 2020
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Climate Change as Catalyst for New Discipline of Spatial Finance

Plus, 50-State Fiscal Forecast Looking Up, New Bonding for CA Public Schools, and Privatization of NYC Public Housing.

By Paul W. Taylor, Editor  |  February 18, 2020
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Mayor Welcomes Risk to Spur Innovation and City Growth

What started off as a wrong turn has turned into a home and career for Chris Cabaldon. Through innovation and risk, he has been able to help change West Sacramento into the thriving community it is today.


The proportion of Georgia counties that have joined the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing Analysis Center, EI-ISAC, which is a division of the Center for Internet Security. According to Secretary of State Raffensperger, Georgia is the first state with more than 100 counties to join this team. “Election security is the first goal for me and for our local partners, the counties that actually run elections in Georgia.”

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