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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U.S. Distances Itself from Online Voting, West Virginia Gets Closer

After trying Internet voting for overseas voters, West Virginia is expanding the option for those with physical disabilities. But MIT researchers now say they’ve found worrying flaws in the app the state has been using.

By Patrick Groves, Government Technology  |  February 15, 2020
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5G Explained: What Government Leaders Should Know

The newest generation in wireless networking represents a major boost in both capacity and speed, opening the door to transformative public services. But the technology is both costly and controversial even as states and localities begin to legislate and regulate around 5G.

By Dustin Haisler, Carl Smith  |  February 14, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

The Social Media Opportunities Local Governments Are Missing

It shouldn't be just for announcing meetings, holiday office closures or road construction. Local governments should see platforms like Twitter and Facebook as powerful tools for building community, not just posting city hall selfies.

By Dustin McKissen, Marketing/Communications Consultant  |  February 14, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

How Silicon Valley Went from Technology Hero to Bad Guy

Once hailed for innovation and transformation, the tech industry is in the midst of a backlash. With growing public concern over privacy and the threat to existing jobs, expect to see more government regulation.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  February 13, 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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