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Pennsylvania: Add Phones to the Fight and Download COVID App

Gov. Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Levine announced the launch of the contact tracing app COVID Alert PA earlier this week and hope residents will work towards a common good of stopping the spread of COVID-19.

By Brian Myszkowski, Pocono Record  |  September 23, 2020
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The Forgotten Meaning of ‘We the People’

Our democratic experiment in self-governing is on trial. In government at all levels, we need to get back to the place envisioned by our Constitution's fathers, however flawed they might have been.

By Jabari Simama, Government and Education Columnist  |  September 23, 2020
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Why So Many Attorneys General Are Getting Into Trouble

State attorneys general are facing issues ranging from racism and sexual harassment to a fatal accident. Their scandals differ, but they have some underlying political dynamics in common.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  September 22, 2020
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State Investment in Broadband Improves Localities: Report

A new article in Telecommunications Policy presents evidence that local areas generally fare better when states award broadband money to providers and allow municipalities to get into the broadband business.

By Government Technology  |  September 22, 2020
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Could We Please Stop Pontificating About the American Dream?

It means different things to different people. In the end, it doesn't really mean much at all. And there's very little that politicians or government can do to uphold or restore it.

By Alan Ehrenhalt, Senior Editor  |  September 21, 2020
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Three Ways State and Local Attorneys Are Gaining Powerful Legal Research Advantages

Government legal professionals in U.S. states, cities and counties are facing economic and political challenges like never before as they strive to protect consumers’ rights, safeguard public resources, and mitigate crime.

By LEXISNEXIS SLG  |  September 22, 2020
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Public Innovation Academy Offers Practical Training for Gov

Government technology veteran Abhi Nemani, who has experience both inside government as well as with prominent civic tech organizations such as Code for America, is leading the new startup company.

By Zack Quaintance, Government Technology  |  September 21, 2020
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Kansas and Missouri Make it Clear: You May Not Vote Twice

Despite President Trump’s efforts to sow doubts about the election system, officials in Kansas and Missouri are clarifying the ways in which people may vote on or before Nov. 3. None of them include voting twice.

By Matthew Kelly, The Kansas City Star  |  September 18, 2020
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Houston Police Join Harris County’s Cite-and-Release Program

By joining with the county, Houston hopes to save resources by keeping low-level offenders out of jail. Reform advocates see it as a move against police brutality, but not everyone agrees it’s progress.

By Dylan McGuinness and St. John Barned-Smith, Houston Chronicle  |  September 18, 2020
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Moving the Essential Class into the Middle Class

It's not enough to be grateful to those who are helping us get through a tough time. We need policies that value the work they do and give them the opportunity to move up economically.

By Pete Saunders, Urban Affairs Columnist  |  September 18, 2020
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The Young Republican Lawyer Taking on California’s Governor

Kevin Kiley, a 35-year-old Republican, left his budding law career to take on a career in the Democrat-dominant California state Legislature. He has since made his mark by becoming a fierce opponent of Gov. Newsom’s power.

By Emily Hoeven, CalMatters  |  September 18, 2020
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