The Los Angeles County primary in March left voters waiting in line for hours and battling broken voting machines. With the presidential elections fast approaching, officials must work quickly to regain voter confidence.
Four state lawmakers will draft a bipartisan police accountability bill that will be up for consideration in a special session. Uncertain is whether it will address broader social and economic justice issues.
By Mark Pazniokas, The Hartford Courant | July 7, 2020
Sacramento has proposed changes to its police system, which could include social workers, mental health services in the city’s 911 response as well as having an inspector general provide impartial reviews of the department.
By Theresa Clift, The Sacramento Bee | July 1, 2020
A state senator has proposed new legislation that would require police to release public records on officer shootings, use of force and sexual misconduct as well as expand fines for agencies that fail to comply.
By Thomas Peele and Tony Saavedra, The Orange County Register | June 30, 2020
The California Air Resources Control Board hopes to reduce air pollution by requiring that companies begin using zero-emissions big rigs. Eventually, the state hopes to have all new trucks be emissions-free by 2045.
By Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle | June 26, 2020
Unemployment claims and pandemic-related concerns pushed federal, state and local government agencies to a breaking point. So how can citizen experience leaders address top contact center priorities facing government agencies? Read more…
By Chris Condon, TTEC Regional Vice President | July 6, 2020
Residents of senior care facilities are particularly vulnerable to the most damaging effects of COVID-19. Recent legislation aims to prevent lack of resources or bad practices from making things worse.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | June 26, 2020
Democrats introduced a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill this week to help states, including Massachusetts, develop public transit and renewable energy. The bill would also devote $100 billion to broadband expansion.
Officials reported that the issues experienced during the March primary were partially the result of the new $300 million voting system. “The Registrar-Recorder has a lot of work to do regaining the confidence of the public.”
By Jaclyn Cosgrove, John Myers and Matt Stiles, Los Angeles Times | June 18, 2020