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Proposed Bill Would Create Data Analytics Program to Track Recidivism

Jul 10, 2014

AB 2521 authored by Assemblymember Hagman (R-Chino Hills) would require data collection and analysis for those sentenced for felonies or released on community supervision The post Proposed Bill Would Create Data Analytics Program to Track Recidivism a...

Bill to Modernize California’s 911 System Passes Senate, Heads to Assembly

Jun 2, 2014
Bill to Modernize California’s 911 System Passes Senate, Heads to Assembly

The state senate approved a bill Thursday that will modernize California’s 911 infrastructure to receive texts from the public. SB 1211’s author, Senator Alex Padilla (D—Pacoima), said in a statement,... Read more »

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License plate reader regulation works its way through Legislature

May 7, 2014
License plate reader regulation works its way through Legislature

Senate Bill 893 would restrict the use of images from automated license plate readers (ALPR) for non-law enforcement purposes. One amendment stipulates that any security breach must be reported directly... Read more »

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LAO releases report against governor’s proposal to improve library Internet speeds

Apr 25, 2014
LAO releases report against governor’s proposal to improve library Internet speeds

When he proposed his budget earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown said the state’s libraries should be allowed to connect to a faster Internet network that serves the education and... Read more »

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Bill proposes entrepreneurs in state government

Apr 21, 2014
Bill proposes entrepreneurs in state government

A bill introduced by a Democratic lawmaker would bring entrepreneurs into state government in a bid to improve outreach and interaction with small businesses. AB 1675 by Assemblyman Ian Calderon... Read more »

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Americans largely optimistic, but wary, about future technology

Apr 18, 2014
Americans largely optimistic, but wary, about future technology

Most Americans expect technology and science will one day bring about useful inventions like custom-grown human organs developed in labs. But their optimism comes with concern about the potential social... Read more »

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Legislative Update

Apr 14, 2014
Legislative Update

It’s officially spring break for California’s legislature, although the past few weeks have seen a surge of technology-related bills. Here are a few of the bills TechWire is following. AB 1575... Read more »

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Personal service contract reform goes through legislature once again

Apr 8, 2014
Personal service contract reform goes through legislature once again

A Sacramento Democrat is promoting legislation that would impose an array of restrictions on how the state outsources personal services contracts, including when the state could fire IT and other... Read more »

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CalTech Director Carlos Ramos up for confirmation on Wednesday

Apr 7, 2014
CalTech Director Carlos Ramos up for confirmation on Wednesday

The head of the California Department of Technology is scheduled to appear Wednesday before the Senate Rules Committee in a step toward his official confirmation as director. It’s the second... Read more »

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San Francisco-based Appallicious hires former White House official

Apr 2, 2014
San Francisco-based Appallicious hires former White House official

San Francisco app start-up company Appallicious announced Wednesday that it hired former White House official Ashley De Smeth as the firm’s director of development and government affairs. De Smeth previously... Read more »

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