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
Bracing for a potential swell in foreign interference, the Centennial State has brought on a new team of national security experts to monitor and mitigate potential threats against county election systems.
By Lucas Ropek, Government Technology | October 15, 2020
State government unemployment systems are under attack from fraudulent applications, as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance programs nationwide are being targeted by cybercriminals. And the situation is only getting worse.
By Daniel Lohrmann, Government Technology | October 14, 2020
The amount that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have donated to state and local governments across the nation to help ensure a secure November election. The funds will be used to cover rental costs for polling places and PPE for poll workers.