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

Three years after Lockport City School District purchased a facial- and object-recognition system from Aegis, state legislation has put a moratorium on the technology, and the district is complying.
While AI appears to be a shiny new bauble full of promises and perils, lawmakers in both parties acknowledge that they must first resolve a less trendy but more fundamental problem: data privacy and protection.
Last week, several members of Congress reintroduced the Algorithmic Accountability Act, a bill that would help regulate new generative AI systems to protect constituents from potential harm.
The recent decision to move forward with automatic voter registration plans in Pennsylvania has some Republicans worried about how the policy will be implemented across county election departments.
Governors Josh Shapiro and Glenn Youngkin have issued new guidance on the use of artificial intelligence technology in state government. Both orders seek to create a more solid foundation for the rapidly evolving technology.
In the Granite State, the Department of Education will give grants to 77 schools for parts, tools, uniforms, transportation, coaches and whatever is needed to participate in K-12 robotics club events.
State election regulators have approved new voting machines for the first time in more than three decades. City and town officials will be able to deploy the new machines for municipal races starting in March.
County leaders this week trumpeted their early development and adoption of artificial intelligence use policy shaping how government employees will implement next-generation tools into the future.
Since Congress passed the $52.7 billion CHIPS Act in 2022 to encourage domestic semiconductor manufacturing design and research, states have been competing to lure chipmakers.
A bill that for the first time in California history would authorize speed cameras on roadways in six selected cities passed both houses in Sacramento last week and is now on Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk.