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
King, Snohomish and Thurston counties are all taking extra steps to ensure that the November election’s voting is secure. Officials are confident that they will be able to take in, process and count ballots.
By Joseph O'Sullivan, The Seattle Times | October 16, 2020
Dayton and Yellow Springs are among several cities that are using some of their CARES Act funding to expand broadband access. Dayton plans to spend $1.4 million in certain neighborhoods lacking high-speed connectivity.
By Bonnie Meibers, Dayton Daily News | October 16, 2020
The state’s Proposition 20 would expand felonies which are ineligible for parole and collect DNA samples of misdemeanor offenders. Californians must decide if it assures public safety or is backward progress.
By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times | October 16, 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
Proposition 24 would expand on the state’s existing consumer privacy law, and it would create a dedicated state agency to enforce those online protections. But not all user privacy advocates support the ballot measure.
Despite widespread Republican claims that mail-in voting systems will greatly increase the amount of election fraud, an analysis reveals that for Harris County, vote-by-mail has historically favored Republicans.
By Mike Morris and Stephanie Lamm, Houston Chronicle | October 15, 2020