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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Policy, State & Local

Tuesday’s Virginia primary expected to bring pre-pandemic crowds to the polls

June 7, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

While tens of thousands of Virginians already voted early ahead of the primary election on Tuesday, the turnout for people casting ballots in person is expected to look more like it did before the coronavirus pandemic. “I suspect that the […]


Policy, State & Local

New Mexico congressional election tests Democrats’ dominance

June 1, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

A special congressional election in New Mexico on Tuesday is testing political enthusiasm among Democrats in an increasingly progressive district last won by a Republican in 2006. The winner of the four-way race for the 1st Congressional District will fill […]


Policy, State & Local

Revolt by Texas Democrats heaps pressure on Washington to act on voting reform

June 1, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Texas Democrats launched the most dramatic revolt yet against nationwide Republican bills to restrict voting by walking out of the state’s legislature over the holiday weekend. But their last-ditch effort may only temporarily stall the effort and underscores how the […]


Policy, State & Local

How the TMF can enable broad improvements across government

May 28, 2021

Via: FCW

Agencies can learn from experience about how modernization investments can be sustained and scaled over time as they prepare their first round of proposals for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). Specifically, the TMF guidance from the Office of Management and […]