State financial systems that are user-friendly and save money are going to get good reviews from taxpayers. In Idaho, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, revenue agencies have worked to update systems on time and under budget.
Election reform advocates and Democratic lawmakers are mounting pressure in the Legislature to use federal Help America Vote Act funds for cities and towns to replace aging ballot-counting machines.
A pilot test of new ballot counting machines in one of three New Hampshire towns failed, according to Secretary of State David Scanlan. The new machines were being tested as replacements for existing obsolete technology.
At no cost to parents, Waterford Upstart offers an at-home, adaptive, kindergarten readiness online program that combines the science of learning, the power of mentoring, and technology to deliver early education.
Rural parts of the state that lack reliable Internet connections are hopeful the recent award of $65 million in American Rescue Plan Act money will expand service in their areas. The state Legislature accepted the funding last week.
The state Department of Transportation recently purchased a new data system from TomTom — the company that pioneered the idea of GPS navigation systems in our cars — that provides real-time traffic data.
The New Hampshire House Science, Technology and Energy Committee will take up this general recommendation to approve of legislation focused on public education, technical requirements and advice to municipalities.