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Daniela Altimari

Emerging Tech

States and cities are moving to make virtual hearings permanent

In the nation's statehouses and city halls, officials want remote meetings to outlast the Covid-19 crisis. Disability advocates are among those who support the idea. Others worry about the loss of in-person interactions and diminished oversight.

State & Local

How cities are tapping federal aid to make major tech upgrades

Some local officials say setting aside ARPA funds for computers, software and other equipment to make government more efficient and accessible is one of the best ways to use the historic infusion of federal money.