Ranking: The Worst States for Retirees

The least favorable places to live post-work years on the list, which was compiled from several sources, have high taxes and soaring housing costs, among other things.

You’re Gonna Miss Zoom When It’s Gone

For people like me, who have social anxiety, videoconferencing can be easier than in-person interactions.

New Poll Finds 54% of Americans Support Stricter Gun Laws

But more Democrats want tougher restrictions than Republicans, with independents split on the issue, according to a Quinnipiac University survey.

How State CIOs Can Address their Top Technology Priorities

COMMENTARY | Cloud and artificial intelligence concepts allow governments to evolve their data storage strategies as needed while as-a-service solutions can move workloads to the cloud and procure connected networks more efficiently.

Increasing Number of Americans Believe in Conspiracy Theories

The jump can be attributed to the rise in social media use and the spread of misinformation, like falsehoods about the 2020 election and Covid-19 vaccines, according to an analysis by The Marist Poll.

How Governments can Shape 6G Technology Infrastructure

An engineering organization’s new guide provides recommendations to help governments foster the evolution of wireless technology to benefit them and their residents.

How Two Local Governments Got Covid Vaccination Registrations Right

From system failures to overbooked appointments, the technology many governments relied on to manage vaccinations crashed and burned. But New Orleans and Dallas County found software that worked.

In the Rush to Digital, Governments Can’t Leave Behind Cash Payers

COMMENTARY | As local and state governments embrace digital payment services, they must ensure that these services are equitable and accessible to all—including people who are unbanked or underbanked.

Single Sign-in For Government Services Expands to States, Localities

The federal government is looking to partner with state and local governments to grow its Login.gov service, which it says is secure and user friendly.

Gov. Greg Abbott Publicly Slammed Facebook. Privately, He’s Courting the Social Media Giant to Build a Second Data Center in Texas.

The effort comes as Abbott and some Texas legislators are pushing a proposal to punish social media companies for “canceling conservative speech.”

Report: Small Landlords Face Dramatic Drop in Rent Payments

In a study of two cities, 60% of renters paid in full in June 2020 compared with 77% the same month in 2019.

Are Plastic Driver's Licenses Headed For the Dumpster?

Utah is one of nearly two dozen states exploring digital driver’s licenses, stored on smartphones, that state officials say come with enhanced privacy and control.

29% of Adults Have Debt in Collections, Report Finds

An analysis by the Urban Institute shows a disproportionate amount of debt in collections is held by communities of color and residents of southern states.

How to Reinvent the Citizen Experience: Turn Covid-19 Quick Fixes into Real Change

COMMENTARY | Innovative service changes made during the pandemic should become permanent as they can help improve citizens’ experience with state and local governments.

Which States Have the Lowest and Highest Tax Burdens?

The state with the largest total tax burden has more than double the smallest, a new ranking finds, but there is great variation in tax collection throughout the states.

U.S. Homeownership Rate Rising, But Still Lower Than Peak

After years of declines in the wake of the Great Recession, homeownership rates rebounded in recent years, according to Census Bureau data.

Lawmakers Urge Internet Companies to Join New Discount Broadband Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, slated to start at the end of April, will provide discounts on internet service to struggling households.

The FCC Wants Your Feedback to Improve Broadband Access

In an effort to create more accurate maps detailing broadband connections and service, the Federal Communications Commission is collecting first-hand accounts from users.

National Homelessness Estimate Grows for Fourth Consecutive Year

The number of people who are homeless and without shelter has been on the rise.

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