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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

CIOs on How to Reframe the Future with Emerging Tech

The annual NASCIO conference concludes with a look at how states are developing governance frameworks around the latest technologies to ensure a focus on citizens and avoid being drawn toward “every shiny widget.”

By Noelle Knell and Lauren Harrison, Government Technology  |  October 19, 2020
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California to Vote on What’s Next for Criminal Justice Reform

The state’s Proposition 20 would expand felonies which are ineligible for parole and collect DNA samples of misdemeanor offenders. Californians must decide if it assures public safety or is backward progress.

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times  |  October 16, 2020
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West Virginia Goes Back to the Future With Transit Technology

The state has been chosen as the next testbed site for the latest in hyperloop transportation. More than 40 years ago, the state became home for the country’s only fully operational personal transit system.

By David Kidd, Photojournalist and Storyteller  |  October 16, 2020
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Helping Small Businesses Bounce Back: Legislative Watch

They employ almost half of all private-sector workers. The pandemic has hit them hard, especially Black and minority-owned businesses. Legislators want to help them bounce back with grants and other assistance.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  October 16, 2020
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The Underappreciated Value of America’s Community Colleges

They can play a larger role in rebuilding economies, breathing life into broken communities and enhancing diversity. Providing 14 years of free public education is an idea that deserves a closer look.

By Jabari Simama, Government and Education Columnist  |  October 12, 2020
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Virgin Hyperloop Chooses West Virginia for New Center

The high-speed transportation company will build its $500 million Certification Center in Grant and Tucker Counties. The center will collaborate with local colleges and universities for research and technical training.

By Lacie Pierson, The Charleston Gazette  |  October 9, 2020
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Relief for Struggling Tenants and Landlords: Legislative Watch

A first round of eviction protections is winding down, and tenants and landlords alike are at significant financial risk. Numerous state legislatures are chipping away at this dangerous instability.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  October 9, 2020
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California’s Long Game of Tug-of-War With the Auto Industry

California has banned the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035 and automakers retort with concern about the state’s electric grid and consumer preference for gas vehicles. This back and forth is decades long.

By Dale Kasler, The Sacramento Bee  |  October 8, 2020
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As California Moves Towards EVs, Can the Grid Keep Up?

The short answer is yes. But long term, the electric grid will need to be reinforced to support the growing demands of an all-electric California.

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times  |  October 6, 2020
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As End of Census Nears, Workers Struggle With Public Distrust

Many residents of underserved neighborhoods don’t believe their participation in the 2020 Census will bring the government to put money back into their community. Lack of trust is a major problem.

By Sophie Sherry and Jessica Villagomez, Chicago Tribune  |  October 5, 2020
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California Needs Bipartisan Action to End Wildfire Cycles

The state has been making steps towards combating climate change in hopes to quell the cyclical devastation of wildfires, but to continue progress California is going to need statewide, bipartisan support.

By J.D. Morris, San Francisco Chronicle  |  October 2, 2020
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