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Data Act passes U.S. Senate, moves to house

Apr 15, 2014
Data Act passes U.S. Senate, moves to house

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA), sponsored by Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and co-sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) passed the Senate on April 10 and was sent... Read more »

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NTIA launches online guide to feds’ wireless spectrum use

Apr 15, 2014
NTIA launches online guide to feds’ wireless spectrum use

The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) has published an online guide to the wireless spectrum being used by federal agencies. Launched on April 11, Spectrum.gov gives readers a glimpse... Read more »

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Stockton’s free startup space ends Friday

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Apr 15, 2014
Stockton’s free startup space ends Friday

The Record, Stockton, Calif. The Downtown Stockton Alliance has extended the deadline to Friday for technology related business startups to receive free office space and business service at the Tech... Read more »

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Garcetti’s budget adds more firefighters, overhauls 911 dispatch

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Apr 15, 2014
Garcetti’s budget adds more firefighters, overhauls 911 dispatch

Ben Welsh, David Zahniser and Emily Alpert Reyes, McClatchy News Service Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s first proposed budget calls for hiring 140 firefighters and the start of a sweeping... Read more »

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Palo Alto, Calif., expedites permit and inspection process through apps

Apr 14, 2014
Palo Alto, Calif., expedites permit and inspection process through apps

There’s no need to walk through the glass doors of Palo Alto’s Development Center to know why the city upgraded its construction permit and inspection process. Just ask the applicants... Read more »

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California tax revenue increase outstrips national average

Apr 14, 2014
California tax revenue increase outstrips national average

According to the Census Bureau’s 2013 Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections, California’s 2013 tax revenues rose 15.6 percent over last year, outstripping the 6.1 percent average increase for... Read more »

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Garcetti shares ‘back to basics’ agenda in State of the City address

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Apr 14, 2014
Garcetti shares ‘back to basics’ agenda in State of the City address

David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes and Soumya Karlamangla, McClatchy News Service Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti presented a long and eclectic list of initiatives in his first State of the... Read more »

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Budget guru Rick Cole looks to innovate Los Angeles City Hall

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Apr 14, 2014
Budget guru Rick Cole looks to innovate Los Angeles City Hall

Dakota Smith, McClatchy News Service Veteran city manager Rick Cole was working as an administrator at Ventura’s San Buenaventura Mission this past July when his phone rang. The caller didn’t... 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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Senate examines IT procurement

Apr 14, 2014
Senate examines IT procurement

The California State Senate Thursday conducted an oversight hearing on the state’s IT procurement and implementation practices, spurred in part by last year’s failure of the 21st Century project intended... Read more »

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