5G Compromise Bill Still a Hit to Local Government

Wireless industry groups support the new Senate bill, but the Institute for Local Self-Reliance argues it sacrifices too much local government authority.

When Push Comes to Shove, Here Are Local Leaders' Priorities

Route Fifty asked local government officials what is most important to their communities’ future. Their answers may surprise you.

Louisiana Debuts Digital Driver's License

About 27,000 residents have downloaded the LA Wallet app, which launched last week.

Here’s How That $380 Million in Election Security Funding Is Being Spent

State election officials are mostly using new election security money to shore up the basics.

Facebook Will Offer Platforms Teaching Tech Skills in Cities

“When people get the opportunity to get the training they need, they can get great jobs,” said COO Sheryl Sandberg.

Welcome Robot Overlords! Now We Can Get Some Real Work Done.

Despite tech transforming government, public employees aren’t concerned for their jobs. Maybe because it’s letting them focus on the work they signed up for.

Highlighting Minnesota Government’s IT Innovations

A new awards program in the Land of 10,000 Lakes selected these four winners.

The Case Against Library Fines—According to the Head of The New York Public Library

For many families across the US, library fines are a true barrier to access.

Cybersecurity Quest Sends States to Vets, Students and Women

Hiring and keeping qualified IT staffers, particularly cybersecurity experts, is a serious problem for states.

Seven US States Were Too Small to Even Apply For Amazon’s HQ2.

But two other states with less than a million people tried anyway.

How Operational Intelligence Is Saving One County Time and Money on Troubleshooting

An IT operations use case has spawned a security use case as well in Hennepin County, and they’re not alone.

When Prisoners Are a 'Revenue Opportunity'

As jails install systems that let inmates videochat with "visitors" no matter where they may be, it’s private companies that appear to have the most to gain.

State and Local Attorneys Brace for a Workload Increase

Laws keep evolving, budgets keep tightening and more experienced attorneys are ready to retire, making automation that much more important for governments.

Meet Missi, Mississippi’s 1st Artificial Conversational Chatbot

You can also now take a virtual reality tour of the Magnolia State’s Capitol.

The Route Fifty Roadshow Goes To Columbus

We hope you'll join us as we explore partnerships, technology and smart cities live from the National Association of Counties Annual Conference.

How One Bay Area CIO Is Moving His County to the Cloud

Hyperconverged infrastructure has meant major savings for San Mateo County, California, as it bridges the technology divide between its disconnected and affluent cities.

Will the Supreme Court Take Up Cellphone Surveillance?

The U.S. Supreme Court could soon consider whether police can review a cellphone’s whereabouts without a warrant.

Watch Out for Unclaimed Property Scams, State Officials Warn

State officials are urging residents to be wary of scammers who promise to reunite them with unclaimed property for a fee upfront.