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06/01/2022
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Not so fast on the master plan

The Internet Master Plan that former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launched more than two years ago is on pause while his successor, Eric Adams decides on its future. According to a report by the New York news website Gothamist, Adams' CTO, Matt Fraser recently told members of the New York City Council that the $157 million for new broadband projects de Blasio proposed in 2020 is under review as the city focuses on "more near-term solutions." Benjamin Freed has more.


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California looks to schools to develop workforce

California is distributing more than $108 million in grants to back regional education efforts attempting to make it easier for students to land in-demand jobs. The state last Thursday announced the first round of its Regional K-16 Education Collaborative grants, which back "pathways" in coursework, microcredentials, work experience and degrees guiding students toward fields that include health care, education, business management, engineering and computing. Emily Bamforth reports for EdScoop.


Email breach costs Portland, Ore., $1.4 million

Portland, Oregon, is out $1.4 million after a cybercriminal gained access to a government email account and made fraudulent payments, city officials said last week. The scam occurred in late April, but was only detected May 17 when the same account attempted another transfer of funds. Officials have said little else about the incident, which is under investigation by local and federal law enforcement. Ben has details.


Looking for a disinformation beat cop

With rumors, conspiracy theories and straight-up lies about election administration showing no sign of abating, Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill's office is looking to add a new staff member in charge of sifting through the dreck and correcting the record, the New York Times reports. The position, which will pay $150,000, is part of a $2 million effort that will also include marketing aimed at combatting election disinformation. Read more at the Times.


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