state and local government

Cyberattack on New Hampshire school district illustrates growing threat to states and localities

BY: - June 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — In October 2019, officials at a tiny western New Hampshire school district suddenly realized they had a problem on their hands. The Sunapee School District’s servers, documents and other internal information systems had been locked down by an outside entity demanding a ransom payment. A cyberattack, like the Colonial Pipeline one that spurred days […]

Local leaders look to new COVID-19 relief bill, state officials ask for changes

BY: - March 2, 2021

Ohio treasurers and local mayors said the new COVID-19 relief bill is vital for addressing immediate needs, making the path to recovery easier for some of the state’s biggest employers. State officials, however, say the funding puts the state at a disadvantage. In a call that included U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, officials from Lucas County, […]

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Federal election results could mean new challenges under the dome

BY: - November 12, 2020

As the dust settles for election 2020, not much is going to change for the state of Ohio. It looks like Republicans are poised to pick up seats in the Ohio House and maybe even the Ohio Senate and of course the Governor’s office will stay in their hands with no election this year. Heck, […]