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Policy

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

Despite policy guardrails that would have only allowed police to use a robot to kill a suspect in extreme cases, San Francisco supervisors have walked back their approval amid significant public protest.
The social media companies and free speech advocates are joining forces in a rare cooperative effort to oppose a measure that would allow news organizations to collectively bargain with tech companies for content distribution.
The New Mexico State Investment Council will contribute up to $100 million over 10 years to enable more research at universities and labs that could spin off new technologies through startups.
Lopez is set to take over for Jason Gray on Dec. 18. The incoming chief information officer has been with the department since 2017, most recently serving as director of the Enterprise Technology Services division.
The Brookings Institution hosted a panel of experts to discuss the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights, which was recently issued by the White House, and what this document means and the work that remains.
Attorneys for Niagara Falls have filed an action in state Supreme Court seeking to shutdown three cryptocurrency mining operations in the city unless and until they comply with a recently enacted series of rules.
Several Christian schools were among those to receive state grant money earmarked for putting security cameras, visitor management systems, automatic door locks and other tech-driven safety measures into K-12 buildings.
Following through on the promise of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Department of Energy has opened applications for school districts in high-need areas to receive grants for energy-related projects.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a measure requiring all public and private schools to create digital maps of their buildings for law enforcement and other first responders to use in emergencies.
Gov. Kristi Noem signed an executive order this week banning the use of the popular social media platform TikTok on state-issued devices. Noem cited concerns about the platform’s connection to the Chinese government.