Lawmakers in some states — like Washington and Oregon — want to extend emissions and clean energy standards to cryptocurrency mining operations. But lawmakers in many other states see the industry’s growth as a good thing.
A legislative committee held its first hearing this week on a bill that would require new data centers and cryptocurrency miners in the state to meet clean energy targets. Opponents say the bill could hurt industry growth in the state.
The federal infrastructure package is making electric vehicle charging a reality — even in states with few registered EVs. In Montana, the need for this infrastructure is driven, in part, by tourism from other states.
The Department of Motor Vehicles may be the most common way residents interact with state government, but digitizing those systems for a modern constituency is no small feat. Three states share their progress.
During a panel discussion on the subject of data management, state data experts discussed the importance of intentionally obtaining data to inform decision-making and tell a story to those who use it.
The proposed center would provide public entities with cyber solutions, develop the cyber workforce and deliver training and awareness across sectors. Efforts to pass this measure in 2022 ran out of time; a new House bill revives the question.
A new bill before the state Legislature would place penalties on energy-hungry data centers and cryptocurrency mining operations that fail to conform to the state’s newly adopted clean energy goals.
The insurer posted additional information about the breach online and offered free ID theft and monitoring service for at least 12 months. SAIF said it has been unable to determine how many people the breach affected.
A 65-page audit found problems with transparency, accountability and student outcomes in Oregon's community colleges, recommending that the state give the Higher Education Coordinating Commission a clear mandate to make changes.
Oregon U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and federal broadband officials will host a virtual discussion for input on the design of new broadband maps that accurately capture where dead spots must be addressed.