DeKalb, Ga., officials acknowledged an error in the documents that were related to a $61 million sewer contract, but said the mistake had no impact on the final decision. This wasn’t the first mishap with the contract.
By Tyler Estep, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | May 27, 2020
Miami, Fla., will undergo a citywide hiring freeze and will postpone stadium repairs in anticipation of the budget shortfall created by the COVID-19 crisis. The city hopes the budget cuts are enough to avoid furloughs.
California needs 10,000 workers to act as contact tracers, but it has only trained about 950. Gov. Newsom has said if state workers don’t volunteer to be contact tracers, they might be temporarily reassigned to the job.
By Wes Venteicher, The Sacramento Bee | May 27, 2020
Gov. Abbott awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to a little-known technology company without much legislative oversight. Legislators on both sides are concerned about transparency and citizen protection.
By Jay Root and Jeremy Blackman, Houston Chronicle | May 26, 2020
Collin County used a mundane civil case to test the feasibility of video conferencing future trials where the jury worked entirely from home. However, lawyers are concerned that a video wouldn’t yield a fair trial.
By Charles Scudder, The Dallas Morning News | May 26, 2020
As COVID-19 has discouraged ride- and car-sharing, companies have shifted their focus to driverless delivery of goods instead of people. Car manufacturers also are increasing their efforts for all-electric vehicles.
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