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Policy

The legislation and regulation behind state and local gov tech, including transportation, Internet speeds, citizen protections and more.

The former Rust Belt state is betting its future on a sought-after natural resource — people — guided by one person in particular. Hilary Doe, the first state chief growth officer anywhere, discusses what’s next.
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.
North Carolina's new "Propel NC" initiative will allocate funding to community college programs based on how much they drive economic growth, prioritizing fields such as information technology and advanced manufacturing.
With at least two potential bills dealing with smartphones in schools moving through the California legislature, some schools in Folsom and Roseville have already implemented policies limiting phone access during class.
A business group backed by robot-taxi companies is celebrating the demise of a proposed California law that would have let cities regulate the autonomous vehicles and fine them for breaking traffic laws.
A bill approved by the state Senate this week would specify that community college courses must be taught by qualified human instructors, although it says nothing about using AI for grading or tutoring.
The federal Department of Justice’s final rule in April updated the Americans with Disabilities Act, requiring accessibility for all government content. Here’s what that means for state and local entities.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is awarding funds through an incentive program, and the EPA's Clean School Bus Grant program has earmarked $5 billion to be doled out through 2026.
Many rural families are having to make do with mobile hotspots, while a recent report by the Legislative Auditor's Office show some planned broadband projects have yet to enter the construction phase.
Los Angeles school officials — fed up with kids distracted by social media and concerned about abuses such as cyber bullying — are poised to join a growing number of school systems across the country.