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With drivers buying less gas, delivery truck fees can provide funding for highways, bridges, tunnels, electric vehicle charging stations and projects to reduce air pollution and to electrify vehicle fleets.
The Office of Artificial Intelligence Policy at the Utah Department of Commerce has opened roughly four months after its creation. It will explore the most effective methods of AI regulation and guide development of responsible policies.
A proposal set for a vote Wednesday in the House of Representatives would ban “data brokering” firms from selling, leasing, trading or renting location data. Consumer consent would be required before collection or processing.
The Supreme Court’s decision on two cases challenging social media content moderation policies could expand protections for tech platforms under the First Amendment umbrella.
Thirty-six states currently require some form of identification to cast a ballot. That number may rise. In New Hampshire, lawmakers sent a bill to the governor requiring residents prove citizenship to register to vote.
The legislation would establish a 13-member Agriculture Innovation Board to distribute grants to farms, agribusinesses and agricultural support services that have plans to implement innovative practices.
Justices sent back down two challenges to Florida and Texas laws regulating social media platforms. Writing for the court’s majority, Justice Elena Kagan said lower courts had more work to do in laying out the legal issues.
Gov. Josh Shapiro on Friday signed the legislation that also requires notification to the state attorney general when more than 500 state residents are impacted by a breach.
The state has created a new working group to study and assess artificial intelligence and make policy recommendations for the technology’s use. It will provide a report on its findings by December.
A bipartisan bill to make Google and Facebook pay news companies whose work appears on their platforms to help struggling media faced its first test in the state Senate recently, but it passed out of committee.
Two local governments have taken steps to make residents aware of their digital rights. Experts argue that cities actually have a responsibility to do so.
Washington state’s attorney general has announced the members of its Artificial Intelligence Task Force. Here's how Washington’s approach aligns with, and differs from, other state efforts.
With AI rapidly transforming government, state leaders are scrambling to improve their data governance and management practices. The Beeck Center's new self-assessment tool offers a comprehensive checkup for states.
California legislators are rushing to address concerns through roughly 50 AI-related bills, many of which aim to place safeguards around the technology, which lawmakers say could cause societal harm.
The state has brought together agency staff to figure out ways to make its website and digital services more accessible to people with disabilities. The work reflects wider trends in gov tech, including public safety.