THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

U.S. Distances Itself from Online Voting, West Virginia Gets Closer

After trying Internet voting for overseas voters, West Virginia is expanding the option for those with physical disabilities. But MIT researchers now say they’ve found worrying flaws in the app the state has been using.

By Patrick Groves, Government Technology  |  February 15, 2020
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5G Explained: What Government Leaders Should Know

The newest generation in wireless networking represents a major boost in both capacity and speed, opening the door to transformative public services. But the technology is both costly and controversial even as states and localities begin to legislate and regulate around 5G.

By Dustin Haisler, Carl Smith  |  February 14, 2020
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Pick One, Not Both: Maryland Drone Laws Need Simplifying

Carroll County is just one county with drone laws that conflict with the state of Maryland’s laws, and nobody knows which ones to follow. If the laws aren’t sorted out, local governments could struggle in legal battles.

By Carroll County Times  |  February 14, 2020
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Connecticut Concedes, Allows Tesla to Lease in State

In December the Connecticut DMV issued the needed approval to Tesla, allowing it to lease vehicles in the state. Officials and residents alike are pleased with the change and “applaud Tesla for its persistence.”

By Luther Turmelle, New Haven Register  |  February 14, 2020
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City Hopes to Install First EV Charging Station in State

Madison, Wis., proposed an ordinance that would make electric vehicle (EV) charging stations easier to install and, by extension, encourage more residents to buy EVs. “It’s an investment in the future.”

By Emily Hamer, The Wisconsin State Journal  |  February 13, 2020
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