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Mapping among a host of issues facing broadband projects

A coalition of telecommunications consulting organizations are set to discuss the future of broadband mapping today. The LinkAMERICA Alliance will outline broadband mapping best practices during a presentation today as part of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ mid-year conference.

Above the Fold 04.28.09

Missouri reps spar over $1 billion tax cut…Florida reps spar over federal stimulus…California counties spar with immigrants who need health..

Obama administration looks to crowdsource

This Monday, April 27, President Barack Obama will open the online doors of his administration to engage the public about Recovery.gov. Touted as an “online dialogue,” the Obama administration wants to know “what ideas, tools, and approaches can make Recovery.gov a place where the public can monitor the expenditure and the use of recovery funds?”

Above the Fold 04.27.09

Food stamps past due date in Indiana…Nevada residents may soon be able to gamble!…California new home buyers (if there are..

Above the Fold 04.24.09

States: We need some extra ‘cabbage’ to cover next year’s rent…Missouri GOP wants to give $1 billion in birthday presents…Cities..

Above the Fold 04.23.09

Broadband in Appalachia…Texas goes solar in a big way…Climate change no way to approach sustainability…Money for the bean counters…The big..

Above the Fold 04.22.09

Remember the Alamo and our 10th Amendment…Bountiful broadband in rural America…Hippies causing more problems in MD…Planned shrinkage without cold water?…e-Scripts..

Smart grids need money, standards

With the aid of money from the Recovery Act, and a new study finding that cumulative spending on “smart grid” infrastructure will exceed $33 billion by 2014, smart grids will not want for funding. But grid and smart meter standards remain a key hurdle for the industry.