Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. got approval Tuesday to spend up to $205,000 to buy hybrid cruisers and equip them, after being notified that five ordered in February would not actually be coming.
All public schools in the state will soon have access to $5,000 worth of state-provided computer science equipment, Gov. Janet Mills announced this week. The initiative will be funded with $3 million in CARES act money.
State leaders took a risk in 2019 when they passed the toughest Internet privacy law in the nation, drawing the ire of powerful telecommunication companies, which saw it as a threat to their way of business.
Proposed marijuana rules violate Maine's new facial surveillance ban, banning government organizations from using facial recognition systems with some exceptions, according to the civil rights organization.
Plus, New Mexico has a new leader for its state broadband team; Baltimore is restructuring its digital equity work; FCC leadership is proposing an increase for minimum broadband speeds; and more.
The state is set to receive $110 million in federal funds to expand high-speed Internet access to about 22,000 families and businesses in rural parts of the state. The money comes from the American Rescue Plan.