Top state police officials have downloaded encryption applications on their state-issued phones which keep no record of deleted text messages. Some are concerned that these practices break the Freedom of Information Act.
By Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press | January 22, 2021
The current bus terminal will be replaced with a commuter hub that will hold 40 percent more passengers and charging stations for an all-electric bus fleet. The project could cost up to $10 billion and will be completed by 2030.
By Clayton Guse, New York Daily News | January 22, 2021
States and localities tried for years to figure out ways to tax online sales, without success. The Supreme Court gave them a green light in 2018, which has proven key to surviving the pandemic financially.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | January 22, 2021
A new book by a founding member of Boston’s Urban Mechanics calls for changing how government addresses its problems and provides an operating manual for generating new ideas and putting them into practice.
By Dustin Haisler, Futures and Innovation Editor | January 22, 2021
Vaccines arrived more than a month before the state’s immunization system was ready, forcing health-care providers to create makeshift systems to record patient data that required hours of administrative work.
By Mike Reicher, The Seattle Times | January 21, 2021
One of the first actions of the Biden Administration will be the proposed U.S. Citizenship Act, which would provide an 8-year road map to citizenship for approximately 11 million immigrants currently in the U.S.
By Andrea Castillo and Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times | January 20, 2021
Public transit authorities will split the federal funds, which will be used to maintain service line operations as well as avoid worker layoffs. Ridership has dropped significantly since the pandemic started.
By Caitlin Johnston, Tampa Bay Times | January 20, 2021