Though police officials suggest drones would only be used to gain better intelligence in tense situations, critics argued it would not be long before drones were used to monitor public spaces, protests and citizens' backyards.
A federal audit revealed the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services withdrew $60 million more quarterly in Medicaid money than it actually needed, an issue caused by the state's 30-year-old computer system.
The new program will take place in a controlled setting as part of a new cybersecurity curriculum in which they will examine technical, legal and ethical issues surrounding the collection, sharing and theft of sensitive data.
The issues with the computer database came as the union launched a campaign Wednesday calling for smaller class sizes, higher staffing levels and raises for teachers amid contentious contract negotiations.
Wisconsin and 11 other states plus the District of Columbia have passed laws or regulations allowing startups to use crowdfunding to raise money from investors, without having to jump through regulatory hoops.
The solar panels at the dozen California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sites are projected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 61,000 metric tons in 2014 and will save approximately $78 million in energy costs over the next two decades, officials said.