STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Rapid DNA testing … D.C. mayor vetoes bill to decriminalize fare evasion … and rural Minnesota broadband.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Historic city hall burns to the ground … ‘Rays of hope’ in Pennsylvania … and Virginia state senators approve Equal Rights Amendment.
If cities are to be 5G hubs and close their digital divides, they should be freed up to build out networks, policy experts argued Tuesday.
Several states inhibit the ability of electric cooperatives to roll out broadband service.
With tensions high over a wall, a San Diego County supervisor is focused on funding for waterworks.
Some transportation officials are considering road-funding plans that were once unthinkable.
The city wants a $10 million federal grant to make its coastline more resilient ahead of disasters.
A recent survey shows the “great need” to serve those who can’t drive or will no longer be able to.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Powerful Chicago alderman indicted … Maine governor signs Medicaid executive order … and Texas county’s new district attorney fires 15 people.
“Necessity is the mother of invention,” says Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who plans to “break the box” on a long-planned tunnel rehabilitation project three months before its scheduled start.
The bill would establish and fund a public-private partnership to look at retro, analog options for securing the nation’s electric grid from digital threats.
Pittsburgh will see autonomous Ubers again.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Texas driver’s license problems … unused computer equipment in Kansas … and Los Angeles teachers are set to strike in January.
A growing number of cities are hiring visual artists, musicians and performers to work on small- and large-scale projects that deal with transportation.
The shift is in part driven by cities' policies.
But some remain concerned that the money will not get to many places that need it to expand access.
Next up is Raleigh Union Station’s second phase, which just secured $20 million in new funding from the Trump administration.
$4.53 billion in federal funds are in limbo, while some are wondering if another $10 billion is needed to get Next Generation 9-1-1 off the ground in outlying areas.
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