Budget & Finance
Regulators are going after the cryptocurrency industry, which generates trillions of dollars. Crypto firms are seeking lobbyist support in Washington, D.C., as legal arguments reach a higher boiling point.
The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration's online tax collection portal is complete, allowing users to file most of their taxes electronically and schedule automated payments.
MiamiCoin is a new cryptocurrency by CityCoins Inc., which hopes to generate interest in a city’s municipal projects. Like Bitcoin, it is created through a technical process involving computers “mining” the coin.
There's momentum — and funding — behind improving state and local government cybersecurity like never before. But as leaders ponder how to use it, they should remember that security is not about the latest slick tool.
As part of an effort to standardize and integrate Illinois' core business processes, the last seven agencies have been moved over to the state's enterprise resource planning finance platform.
Gov. Janet Mills announced $128 million in federal funding will be used by the Maine Connectivity Authority to expand broadband. The funding for this investment comes from the American Rescue Plan.
The commissioners of Butler County, Ohio, have heard a $4 million proposal to bring high-speed Internet to 2,700 locations in rural parts of the county. The project would be led by an electric cooperative.
Government chief information officers know that building an IT agency that can withstand any challenge means learning how to both do more with less and also exercise restraint when there’s a windfall.
A phishing email pretending to be the message of a legitimate contractor tricked the auditor's office in Rock Island County, Illinois, to wire $97K to a bank account. The scammers also landed an additional payment of $18K.
Plus, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration establishes two new offices aimed at strengthening U.S. broadband, and the California Public Utilities Commission is investing in digital equity.
Roughly $2.4 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding is currently sitting in county coffers while officials determine how the funds can be spent. A decades-old public safety radio system is one project under discussion.
The money appears to have been stolen via email fraud by an overseas entity that converted the funds to cryptocurrency, Peterborough officials said in a statement. The U.S. Secret Service is investigating.
The White House, tech firms, insurers and educational organizations announced near-future steps to improve national cybersecurity, including new NIST guidelines and tech support for governments looking to upgrade defenses.
Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim is now the first Illinois candidate to receive a campaign donation in the form of a cryptocurrency. She received $3 in Litecoin, and more crypto donations are expected to come.
A new product could make it easier for municipalities to plan capital projects and budgeting. The product launch comes as an infrastructure bill makes its way through the federal government.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that an additional $100 million will be used for broadband expansion through the newly minted Connect Maryland initiative to bridge the state’s digital divide.