Governors are paying more attention to technology than ever before
Between rural broadband investment and emerging technologies that can transform government operations, state executives are tuning in to the latest trends.
Kentucky CIO's $375K salary stirs controversy
Charles Grindle got a $215,000 raise in August, making him the nation's highest-paid state information technology chief, and raising questions about how Gov. Matt Bevin pays top officials.
DMV service outages in Idaho shaping up as major issue in November election
The governor says fixing the driver's license system is one of the state's highest priorities.
Why Puerto Rico still doesn’t know how many people died in Hurricane Maria
The island's independent statistics institute is on track to be merged into another department, upending a decade of work.
Missouri judge orders preservation of outgoing Gov. Eric Greitens' phone records in Confide lawsuit
Even though Greitens is resigning at the end of the week, a lawsuit over his use of the message-deleting app will continue.
In tornado aftermath, Connecticut governor calls for municipal data sharing
Storms and tornadoes killed two residents and left more than 150,000 homes and businesses without power.
After widespread outcry, Georgia governor vetoes 'hack back' bill
The controversial bill would have criminalized a broad definition of "unauthorized access" to computers or computer networks in the state.
Outgoing Oregon CIO hired by state secretary's office
Alex Pettit, whose official end date is July 1, will help Secretary of State Dennis Richardson's office develop elections infrastructure.
Bill allowing 'ballot selfies' vetoed by Oklahoma governor
But the state legislature has the votes to override Gov. Mary Fallin's objections echoing election law experts that social media photos of completed ballots can lead to voter intimidation.