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Federal, Policy, State & Local

The worst part about the U.S. losing 10 million jobs in two weeks? The real number may be much higher

April 2, 2020

Via: Fortune

Take the worst weekly unemployment numbers the U.S. has ever seen. And then double it. More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the week ended March 28. That tops the previous all-time record of almost 3.3 million […]


Policy, State & Local

New York City launches portal to crowdsource COVID-19 information

March 31, 2020

Via: StateScoop

New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications this week launched a new website aimed at getting residents to contribute to the city’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic by self-reporting symptoms or encounters with people who may have […]


Federal, Policy, State & Local

US airlines prepare for shutdown of all domestic passenger flights

March 24, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The news comes from a Wall Street Journal report that cites anonymous industry and federal officials. It states that government agencies are considering ordering a shutdown as cancelations increase due to the coronavirus. According to Flightstats, there have been almost […]


Federal, Policy, State & Local

America is finally testing for coronavirus in significant volumes

March 20, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

America is finally starting to test for the coronavirus in significant volumes. On Thursday, the total number of coronavirus tests conducted in America topped 100,000, according to the COVID tracking project. That’s a 10-fold increase from a week earlier. In […]


Policy, State & Local

US coronavirus cases top 550 with 22 deaths as virus spreads to over 30 states

March 9, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

The coronavirus situation in the United States continues to escalate with the country’s case total well over 550 and over 30 states reporting cases as of Monday. There have been 22 deaths. Cases in the United States rose fivefold just […]


Policy, State & Local

Arizona promotes interim CIO J.R. Sloan to permanent role

March 9, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Arizona officials said Friday that J.R. Sloan, who was named the state’s interim chief information officer last August, will lead the state’s IT efforts on a permanent basis. Sloan had stepped into the CIO job following the resignation of Morgan […]


Policy, State & Local

Wyoming lawmakers advance digital driver’s license bill

March 4, 2020

Via: StateScoop

A bill that would enable Wyoming residents to display their IDs on their phones or tablets as a supplemental option to physical IDs passed the state Senate on Monday. The legislation, which will be reconciled with a House version approved […]


Policy, State & Local

California voting changes raise concerns for Super Tuesday

February 28, 2020

Via: Fortune

Major changes to the way people vote have election advocates on edge as Californians cast ballots in a high-profile primary that was moved up from June so the country’s most populous state could have a bigger say in picking the […]


Policy, State & Local

Connecticut governor says new bill would enable more digital services

February 25, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Many state leaders say they want to create a government that uses technology to become more efficient and convenient for its residents, but in Connecticut, there are regulations impeding such development. Legislation introduced earlier this month by Gov. Ned Lamont […]


Policy, State & Local

New Jersey wants to raise the price of cigarettes to nearly $12 per pack

February 25, 2020

Via: Fortune

Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em, but be aware that doing so may cost you a lot more in New Jersey soon. Gov. Philip D. Murphy is expected to release a proposed budget Tuesday that will increase the state’s cigarette […]