Alabama

The Madison County Tax Assessor's Office adopted Intergraph's Tax Office software to improve land management for over 119,000 parcels.

Alaska

Alaska's criminal justice computer systems will be integrated in a new initiative designed to raise the profile of criminal justice policies in the state.

Arizona

Sunnyside School District in Tucson received the Computerworld Smithsonian Award for stretching its budget to allow over 14,000 students access to computers. Arizona Daily Star.

Arkansas

Arkansas will receive part of a $5 million settlement from Packard Bell over allegations that the company sold previously used components in "new" computers. news.com.

California

California's Environmental Technology Certifications program was named a finalist for the 1996 Innovations in American Government Awards.

Colorado

Platte River Constructors selected MFS Network Technologies to provide an electronic toll and traffic management system for the E-470 public highway in the Denver metropolitan area.

Connecticut

The Hartford authority formed partnerships with Capital Community-Technical College and A.I. Prince Technical High School to provide computer training to residents at Charter Oak Terrace, a public housing development. Hartford Courant.

Delaware

The Department of Agriculture will offer online applications for licenses in pesticide application and nursery operation. Considerations are now being made on how to arrange payment of fees when applying via the department's Web site at: .

Florida

The Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners awarded Computer Task Group Inc. a $5.6 million contract to develop a criminal justice information computer network that will link agencies in the county. Newsbytes.

Georgia

State Rep. Mitchell Kaye, Electronic Frontiers Georgia and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit seeking a preliminary injunction against a Georgia statute barring online users from using pseudonyms or communicating anonymously over the Internet. Newsbytes.

Hawaii

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) imposed a fine on GTE Hawaii Tel for $255,000 for failing to turn over business records and technical information to TelHawaii Inc., a firm allowed by the PUC to provide phone services to the Ka`u District. Maui News.

Idaho

With a new Banner computer system, the transition to the year 2000 won't be a problem for the University of Idaho. The university already experienced this problem since its records date back to 1889. Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

Illinois

Illinois citizens can sign up for state organ and tissue donor registration over the Internet. The feature provides users with testimonials from transplant recipients and a link to other Internet sites offering more donor information. State Legislatures.

Indiana

At Butler University, four Indiana high schools participated in an interactive session that demonstrated newly installed Sony distance learning equipment.

Iowa

Gov. Terry Branstad appointed James Youngblood as the Director of Information Technology Services. Managing Administrative Services.

Kansas

A new 911 system for Cowley County will be delayed after the vendor pulled out of the project. When receiving calls, dispatchers will see the caller's phone number and name appear on the computer system, but not the specific address. Winfield Daily Courier.

Kentucky

The Division of Purchases awarded its statewide personal computer, printer, and peripheral term contract to Accent Systems, Ameridata, Edward Technology/DBA Lexington Computer, and Pomeroy Computer Resources. Federal Sources Inc.

Louisiana

Louisiana pharmacy providers who submit claims to the state Medicaid program are now linked to National Data Corp.'s national health care network for realtime processing of eligibility services.

Maine

Five hundred schools were connected to the Internet during Maine's NetDay '96. The event created between $5 million and $10 million worth of computer networks at no taxpayer expense thanks to several hundred volunteers and donated networking kits. Portland Press Herald Online.