Digital Record Deluge Threatens to Swamp States

States allocate less than one-hundredth of one percent of their budget on archives despite exponential data growth.

Most Big Cities Are Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

The National League of Cities has seven recommendations for those looking to launch pilots.

Algorithms Can’t Fix Societal Problems—And Often Amplify Them

Activists and researchers argue that artificial-intelligence tools, including those used by governments, reflect the problems already present in the systems they're automating.

Program Pairing Governments and Startups Launches Latest Round

Participants in the Startup in Residence program are seeking solutions for about 80 “civic challenges.”

State AGs Want FCC Action on ‘Neighbor Spoofing’

These types of robocall scams “cannot be tolerated,” 35 state attorneys general wrote the Federal Communications Commission.

Wash. Gov. Inslee: ‘We Will Be Ready’ If Feds Come After State’s Net Neutrality Law

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ky. governor warns of pension failures … N.Y.C. law on gender preferences for birth certificates … and El Paso feels disrespected.

In California, It’s Going to Be Illegal to Make Routers With Weak Passwords

By 2020, any internet-connected device would need a unique password or a feature that forces the consumer to set a personal password.

Big Differences in Life Expectancy, City by City, Neighborhood by Neighborhood

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Another police “swatting” call … Florida red tide spreads … San Francisco's new seismic list ... and remembering the Taj Mahal of municipal pools.

3 GIS Policy Trends to Consider

Steering committees, distributed models and named user licensing are catching on.

Survey Looks at How Much Uber Drivers Are Earning Per Hour

The findings include city-level figures that indicate drivers in some places are doing better than others.

Google Tool Offers Look at City Emissions, Solar Power Potential

The company's Environmental Insights Explorer features only five localities for now, but there are plans to expand it to thousands.

Insurance Companies Balk at Florida’s Health Care Cost Transparency Website

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Feds sue California over net neutrality protections ... Nevada sex offender registry changes … and cat stuck on pole prompts interagency frustration.

Auditor Finds Big Problems With Kentucky’s Internet Access Plan

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Federal judge’s warning to Utah … N.C. mosquito funding … and Atlantic City’s economic incentives approval.

Hackers Report Cites ‘Staggering’ Vulnerabilities in U.S. Voting Systems

The report from DEF CON’s Voting Village found one bug that alone could flip the Electoral College. Another has gone unfixed for 11 years.

Secret Government Communication Lawsuit Continues in Missouri

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Tulsa’s sexual assault grant funding … Louisiana wants to build an airport in a wildlife refuge … and Duluth’s unusual snow-shoveling rule.

Predicting Obesity From a City's Infrastructure

An artificial intelligence algorithm found a correlation between green space and obesity in several cities.

Navigator Award Finalists: The Tech Innovators

Route Fifty's Tech Innovator Navigator Award finalists is an impressive group that is revolutionizing how communities handle everything from sewage to voting. We're excited to share the efforts of this impressive class of technologists with our readers.

North Carolina Warns of Post-Storm Waze Errors

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Flea infestation in a Maryland state office building … New Orleans surveillance camera expansion … and a mayor’s unlawful city stationery use.