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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

5 Domains of Government That Are Ripe for Transformation

Rapidly maturing technologies hold the key for dramatic improvements across an institution that was designed for incremental change. Governments need to act quickly, deliberately and flexibly.

By William D. Eggers, Deloitte  |  January 20, 2021
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The Biggest Issues to Watch in 2021

State legislatures will have a lot on their plates. They’ll deal with issues in wildly differing ways. We set the context for the 2021 session with an overview of everything from abortion to redistricting.

By Alan Greenblatt, David Kidd, Carl Smith  |  January 19, 2021
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Florida’s Space Programs Uncertain About Biden’s Plans

Enthusiasm for the space industry has grown during the Trump Administration, but it is uncertain if that momentum will continue into the Biden Administration.

By Steve Contorno, Tampa Bay Times  |  January 14, 2021
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Contradicting State, Bullet Train Contractor Reveals Delays

One of the top contractors claims construction of the California bullet train project is riddled with problems that have exacerbated delays and predicts it will only get worse.

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times  |  January 12, 2021
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Rhode Island Gov. Will Oversee End of 2020 Census

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Gina Raimondo to serve as Commerce secretary, which will put her in charge of the 2020 Census closure and economic recovery from the pandemic-driven recession.

By Michael Macagnone, CQ-Roll Call  |  January 8, 2021
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Joe Biden Picks Boston Mayor for Labor Secretary

Mayor Martin Walsh, who has had a long tenure with labor leadership, was selected to act as Labor secretary for the Biden Administration.

By Sean Phillip Cotter, Boston Herald  |  January 8, 2021
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California Looks for Ways to Alleviate Coming Energy Squeeze

As the summer months approach, state energy officials are scrambling to find ways to reduce stress on the state’s power grid, including reductions in air conditioner use and briefly powering down refrigerators.

By Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times  |  January 6, 2021
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Can We Find a Better Way to Melt Snow?

America uses tons of rock salt to de-ice roads, but the chemical is harmful to the environment and concrete. Emerging methods could reduce the need for machines, salt, and high snowplow budgets.

By Scott Beyer, Urban Issues Columnist  |  January 6, 2021
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Georgia Senate Race Outcome Will Shape the Biden Presidency

The contested Senate race will determine which political party has control of the U.S. Senate. If Republicans maintain majority, Biden will enter into a divided government that has not been seen since George H.W. Bush.

By Gregory Korte, Bloomberg News  |  January 5, 2021
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Can Nevada Become More Than Just a Battleground State?

Sen. Harry Reid made sure Nevada became a key state for presidential elections, which helped to cinch President-elect Joe Biden the nomination. Now he wants Nevada to start the next presidential nominating process.

By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times  |  December 22, 2020
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Martin County to Put Displaced Miners to Work at Solar Farms

Former Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen hopes to provide about 300 former coal miners with jobs for years to come working on a solar farm. But the jobs would be part time and the solar farm is still in development.

By Liz Moomey, Lexington Herald-Leader  |  December 22, 2020
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