Ryan Johnston

Ryan Johnston

Staff Reporter

Ryan Johnston is a staff writer for StateScoop and EdScoop, where he writes about city and community efforts to expand technology access and utilize public data.

Johnston graduated from Wake Forest University in December 2017 with a major in communications and a minor in journalism and Latin American studies. He interned with Scoop News Group as an undergraduate, and returned for a year-long editorial fellowship in January 2018.
Johnston is a Vermont native and an avid golfer and soccer player, and resides in Washington, D.C.


Connecticut to launch new online tax portal next week

by Ryan Johnston • 28 mins ago

Connecticut's new tax-filing system, to go live next week, will replace a legacy system built in 2002.


Hawaii OKs autonomous vehicles for public roads

by Ryan Johnston • 4 hours ago

Hawaii Gov. David Ige last week signed legislation that approves the testing of autonomous vehicles on state roads through at least 2023.


California 'strike team' found unemployment agency was 'reactive,' recommends two-week reset

by Ryan Johnston • 1 day ago

An investigation led by Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka and state Operations Secretary Yolanda Richardson concluded Monday with recommendations to prevent the state's unemployment backlog from growing larger.


For fighting fires, video conferencing is 'game-changing,' says Nevada department

by Ryan Johnston • 4 days ago

Fire teams are drawing video feeds from drones and using video conferencing to communicate across jurisdictions, replacing manual processes that could take days to complete previously.


Facing budget shortfalls, cities begin furloughing tech workers

by Ryan Johnston • 5 days ago

Their finances punished by the coronavirus pandemic, cities are preparing to furlough many of their workers, and IT officials are no exemption.


San Antonio's R&D League to tackle public health, environment

by Ryan Johnston • 6 days ago

Next month's two-day event is expected to connect the general public with organizations interested in developing unique ideas to problems ranging from digital access to housing.