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Policy, State & Local

California weighs extending eviction protections past June

June 21, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will pay off all the past-due rent that accumulated in the nation’s most populated state because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a promise to make landlords whole while giving renters a clean slate. […]


Policy, State & Local

How Democrats are ‘unilaterally disarming’ in the redistricting wars

June 21, 2021

Via: POLITICO

Oregon Democrats had finally secured total control of redistricting for the first time in decades. Then, just months before they were set to draw new maps, they gave it away. In a surprise that left Democrats from Salem to Washington […]


Policy, State & Local

NYC mayoral primary will be big test for ranked vote system

June 18, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Voters will likely pick the next mayor of New York City next week in a Democratic primary that will also be a major test of ranked choice voting, a system that lets voters rank several candidates in order of preference […]


Federal, Policy

Biden’s silence on executions adds to death penalty disarray

June 18, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Activists widely expected Joe Biden to take swift action against the death penalty as the first sitting president to oppose capital punishment, especially since an unprecedented spate of executions by his predecessor ended just days before Biden took office. Instead, […]


Cloud Computing, Policy, State & Local, Tech

States Should Follow in Montana’s Modernization Footsteps

June 18, 2021

Via: StateTech Magazine

This summer, Montana is expected to retire a mainframe that has supported state agencies for decades. The state moved remaining applications to the cloud to finally discontinue use of the mainframe. Montana’s freedom from its ­mainframe is somewhat rare among […]


Federal, Policy

Biden to sign bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday

June 17, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The United States is commemorating the end of slavery with a new federal holiday. President Joe Biden is set to sign legislation into law Thursday to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 on […]


Federal, Policy

Biden at NATO: Ready to talk China, Russia and soothe allies

June 14, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden made his entrance at the NATO summit aiming to consult European allies on efforts to counter provocative actions by China and Russia while highlighting the U.S. commitment to the 30-country alliance that was frequently maligned by predecessor […]


Federal, Policy

As More Climate Migrants Cross Borders Seeking Refuge, Laws Will Need to Adapt

June 11, 2021

Via: Government Executive

Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise force them to leave their countries, people often find closed borders and little assistance. Part of the problem is that today’s laws, regulations […]


Policy, State & Local

Georgia Democrats seize new power, run for statewide offices

June 11, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

For more than a decade, Georgia Democrats struggled to lure highly qualified, big-name candidates to run for statewide office. With Republicans firmly in control of all constitutional positions and the state legislature, none wanted to take the risk. This year […]


Industry, Policy, State & Local, Workforce

Ohio names longtime IT deputy Katrina Flory as statewide CIO

June 10, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Ohio officials announced Thursday that Katrina Flory, who’s been the state’s deputy chief information officer since 2011, will be the new statewide CIO, following the resignation earlier this month of Ervan Rodgers. In a letter to state employees that was […]