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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Working from Home Part II: 10 Apps to Keep You Productive

Last week, Governing’s senior writer Alan Greenblatt gave us his top 10 tips on how to stay on task while away from the office and co-workers. This week, we bring you Dustin Haisler’s 10 best apps for remote work.

By Dustin Haisler, Futures and Innovation Editor  |  March 27, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Legislative Watch: Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic

State legislatures have introduced more than 200 bills relating to COVID-19 since the beginning of the year to address public health issues only government can handle. Here’s our rundown.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  March 27, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Local Government Inaction Creates Turbulence for Nascent Drone-Related Industries

As unmanned aerial technology advances, millions of dollars in new business activity and innovation need regulatory clarity from federal, state and, in particular, local authorities.

By Brent Skorup and Connor Haaland, Guest Columnists  |  March 27, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

As Election Security Concerns Rise, Paperless Voting Falls

Once heralded as the solution to most election woes, our affinity for paperless voting technology has dimmed. Today, experts consider it one of the biggest liabilities, and favor a return to paper ballots.

By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology  |  March 27, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Community Design

How Politics Thwarts Alternative Ways of Getting Around

Transportation agencies know that policies prioritizing single-occupancy vehicles are bad for their cities. Yet in too many cases those agencies are the ones standing in the way of needed changes.

By Scott Beyer, Urban Issues Columnist  |  March 26, 2020
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Community Inspires Mayor to Serve with Integrity

His passion for authentic relationships helps Bryan Barnett to excel as mayor of Rochester Hills and as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Even in a time when the nation is without strategy, he continues to lead with integrity.

15,000

The number of newly designed ventilators that the vacuum company, Dyson, has promised to the U.K. National Health Service. "This new device can be manufactured quickly, efficiently and at volume.”

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