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
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
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
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
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
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
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