California Senate passes 'gold standard' net neutrality bill, New York may follow
It's the most comprehensive state-led effort countering the FCC's vote to repeal net neutrality.
Minnesota unveils 5-year plan to improve cybersecurity
The state's IT commissioner warns that more comprehensive protections are needed as attackers grow "more sophisticated, more skilled, more organized, and more professional."
Transparency advocates rebuke open records rollbacks in Washington state
Two bills advancing in the legislature would remove items like birth dates of state employees from public disclosure, in the name of privacy.
New Mexico task force would explore new privacy rules for police video
Lawmakers may form a task force to consider a new policy that would restrict public access to police body camera footage involving people with mental illness.
From technologist to politician: Sam Hammar aims for Massachusetts Senate
"More of us should be coming from the inside out," the former city and state government tech worker told StateScoop.
$43 million sought to fix Minnesota's vehicle licensing system
The state's technology office says critical repairs on the struggling computer system will be discontinued if the legislature doesn't approve the spending.
Lawmaker calls New Mexico’s open data portal an 'embarrassment'
After discoveries of missing datasets and blank pages, the website is now being reviewed for violations of state law.
Missouri attorney general to inspect Gov. Eric Greitens' use of secretive messaging app
The governor says he has not violated the state's open records laws and that the claims against him are politically motivated.
California passes bill to track 'dark money' in political ads and campaigns
The California Disclose Act is set to uncover the hidden names of political campaign donors, pending a signature from Gov. Jerry Brown.