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Diversity can help bridge IT workforce gap, NASCIO finds

Because most job seekers want diversity and inclusion in the workplace, states must prioritize those factors, according to a new report from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.

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Who doesn’t text in 2022? Most state Medicaid programs

State Medicaid agencies often opt for snail mail when communicating with enrollees about renewing coverage because they don’t have the technology or information about enrollees to use faster, more economical methods such as texting.

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Detroit challenges 2020 census count

If Detroit’s count is reversed, it could help the city reclaim $150 million in federal funding that is distributed by population.

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Code for America's CEO on this moment in civic tech

Amanda Renteria talks about the recent customer experience executive order, the non-profit's work in federal and state government service delivery and what's next.

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How federal tax incentives would benefit public power utilities

Giving public power utilities access to tax incentives for energy conservation makes those incentives fairer and more effective, ensuring that all utilities can embrace critical energy investments.

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Lawmakers move to ‘crack down’ on dark web-based opioid trafficking

With cities and rural areas reeling from the opioid crisis, lawmakers are coordinating federal, state and local efforts to shut down darknet-based marketplaces.

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Biden’s budget calls for increases in key state and local programs

The president's plan would boost federal spending for housing, law enforcement and water and wastewater projects.

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3 trends driving public sector planning

A new report identifies cooperation, resilience and service delivery as key themes as governments plan for a post-pandemic future.

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Federal pandemic aid is providing a boost to city housing programs

City officials are tapping American Rescue Plan Act dollars to expand affordable housing and reduce homelessness, challenges that predate Covid-19 but that were also heightened by it.

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New bill looks to modernize 50-year-old rulebook for federal-state cooperation

A new Senate bill would require updated guidance and a strategic plan on intergovernmental cooperation, specifically how agencies can give technical and specialized services to states and local governments.

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Looking to become a tech hub? Level up your local talent in 3 steps

If you want your city to be known as an up-and-coming tech magnet, develop your talent pool so you can attract investment.

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Some states are making it harder to vote, some are making it easier – but it’s too soon to say if this will affect voter turnout in 2022

Most of the recent changes don’t make voting easier or harder. They make the process easier for the state and local officials who run elections.

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New data show a major gender gap in local government leadership

Fewer than one in three top appointed local officials are women, according to the analysis. Curious how your state stacks up? Tools released with the research allow users to look at trends and comparisons across the country.

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House Committee's cyber training bill targets public sector responders 

The legislation calls for development of new cybersecurity training and education programs for federal and state homeland security employees in advance of widespread ransomware or digital attacks.

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State attorneys general open investigation into TikTok

The bipartisan group of state officials wants to know if the social media platform with more than 1 billion users could be harmful to children and young adults.

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Billionaire-backed group enlists Trump-supporting citizens to hunt for voter fraud using discredited techniques

The Voter Reference Foundation is putting the nation’s voter rolls online while making unsupported claims suggesting election fraud. The group’s funding can be traced to a Super PAC funded by the CEO of Uline.

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State and local agencies target cyber, broadband, mobility with infrastructure funds

Higher demand for secure telework, multimodal transportation and telemedicine are among the post-pandemic trends informing infrastructure investment, a new report details.

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Biden announces new anti-fraud measures covering COVID relief

In his State of the Union address, the president touched on Paycheck Protection Program fraud and called on Congress to give more resources to a the DOJ task force and increase penalties for pandemic fraudsters.

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Mayor snagged in WhatsApp debate

Use of the encrypted messaging app by Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s administration rekindles discussion over apps that allow officials to skirt the spirit, if not the letter, of open-records laws.

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Biden tries to hit reset on domestic agenda in state of the union

The President vowed to fight inflation, lower costs for families and crack down on pandemic-related fraud.

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