Gov. Gavin Newsom hopes to reopen the state by June 15, but that timeline relies on low hospitalization rates and a consistent supply of COVID vaccines. It also counts on the state achieving herd immunity.
By Hannah Wiley, The Sacramento Bee | April 13, 2021
The use of robots from companies like Starship Technologies for last-mile deliveries skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and legislators would do well to make them easier to deploy on city sidewalks.
By Daniel Castro, Government Technology | April 11, 2021
A bill that would have required voter identification when applying for mail-in ballots has been revised to just online applications. The bill’s author is adamant about the role ID would have in tightening election security.
By Elizabeth DePompei, The Indianapolis Star | April 8, 2021
The bill would establish a system that allows voters to submit their voter registration materials online, enable electronic approval of applications and let residents digitally update their voter registration information.
By Scott Thistle, Portland Press Herald | April 5, 2021
As the auto industry begins transitioning towards all-electric vehicles, some carmakers are trying to develop low-emission synthetic fuel for internal combustion engines in the meantime. But fuel alternatives are costly.
By Kaela Hall and Jordyn Grzelewski, The Detroit News | April 5, 2021