Transit officials are monitoring voter enthusiasm for a host of ballot measures they see as essential to economic recovery, supporting essential workers, social equity, climate goals and preventing traffic nightmares.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | October 22, 2020
ALEC and a group of conservative economists rate the governors of Texas, Georgia and South Dakota best in the nation. Measured largely on spending and tax rates, Democrats fare poorly in their ranking.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | October 20, 2020
If Trump’s third Supreme Court nominee is confirmed by the Senate, there is no guarantee she will continue to hold views congenial to the president. But does America still want its justices to be unelected and unaccountable?
By Clay Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large | October 19, 2020
The annual NASCIO conference concludes with a look at how states are developing governance frameworks around the latest technologies to ensure a focus on citizens and avoid being drawn toward “every shiny widget.”
By Noelle Knell and Lauren Harrison, Government Technology | October 19, 2020
The state has been chosen as the next testbed site for the latest in hyperloop transportation. More than 40 years ago, the state became home for the country’s only fully operational personal transit system.
By David Kidd, Photojournalist and Storyteller | October 16, 2020
They employ almost half of all private-sector workers. The pandemic has hit them hard, especially Black and minority-owned businesses. Legislators want to help them bounce back with grants and other assistance.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | October 16, 2020
David French’s new book, "Divided We Fall," is a warning of what might happen to America as it becomes less united than at any time since the Civil War. But there are concrete steps the country can take to bridge the gulf.
By Clay Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large | October 15, 2020
The proportion of eligible Americans that usually do not vote in the U.S. presidential election. But this year may be different as 7.3 million infrequent and first-time voters have cast their ballots as of this week, which is more than 2.5 times the number of ballots cast at this time in 2016.