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Could this age-old governing principle help states level up technology?

Sep. 24, 2021 12:38 pm

Could this age-old governing principle help states level up technology?

New contracting mechanisms are allowing states to tap the federal government for digital systems and expertise. It's cooperative federalism meets digital services, says Fearless Chief Growth Officer Greg Godbout.
Who’s covered by a vaccine mandate? Here’s a quick guide to America’s patchwork of COVID-19 shot requirements

Sep. 14, 2021 3:09 pm

Who’s covered by a vaccine mandate? Here’s a quick guide to America’s patchwork of COVID-19 shot requirements

Private companies have the green light to adopt mandatory vaccination policies as long as they remain in compliance with anti-discrimination laws.
Local governments should attract people, not companies

Aug. 23, 2021 7:40 am

Local governments should attract people, not companies

Economic development leaders and elected officials have long coveted business attraction. The rise of remote work changes everything.
Big tech has a vaccine misinformation problem. Here’s what a social media expert recommends

Aug. 18, 2021 12:40 pm

Big tech has a vaccine misinformation problem. Here’s what a social media expert recommends

Two potential fixes: Companies can block known sources of vaccine misinformation, and disclose more about medical misinformation.
Tech can spur civic change. But should it need to fill government’s gaps?

Aug. 12, 2021 5:01 pm

Tech can spur civic change. But should it need to fill government’s gaps?

Code for America's volunteer brigades have long been a hotspot for civic engagement and change. On Technical.ly's Slack, reps from Hawaii, DC and Philly debated the benefits and pitfalls of the necessity of their work.
COVID-19 recession: One of America’s deepest downturns was also its shortest after bailout-driven bounceback

Jul. 23, 2021 7:30 am

COVID-19 recession: One of America’s deepest downturns was also its shortest after bailout-driven bounceback

But could there be a “double-dip” following this more recent boom? An economist breaks down the terms and how the U.S. ended up with just two months of a 2020 recession (yes, really).
Biden targets noncompete agreements, which restrict the job opportunities of millions of low-wage workers

Jul. 16, 2021 4:45 pm

Biden targets noncompete agreements, which restrict the job opportunities of millions of low-wage workers

This scholar of employment law and policy outlines his concerns about noncompete clauses: "They tend to aggravate the power imbalances relationship between workers and bosses and suppress wages and discourage labor market mobility."
Why Biden and Congress cannot lose momentum on patent quality

Jul. 15, 2021 3:52 pm

Why Biden and Congress cannot lose momentum on patent quality

The case for why it’s time to prioritize high patent quality to boost startups and the U.S. economy, especially as we emerge from the pandemic.
One year after mass protests for racial justice, the words from these 15 Black leaders’ stories still resonate

Jun. 1, 2021 8:01 am

One year after mass protests for racial justice, the words from these 15 Black leaders’ stories still resonate

Look back to June 2020 for a reminder that the work of dismantling systemic racism and confronting anti-Blackness is far from over.

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