New York Times: State Attorneys General Said to Be Near Formal Investigation of Tech Companies

New York Times: State Attorneys General Said to Be Near Formal Investigation of Tech Companies. “The state attorneys general in more than a dozen states are preparing to begin an antitrust investigation of the major tech companies, according to two people briefed on the discussions, increasing pressure on the firms.”

‘There’s No Safe Level of Lead:’ Vermont Schools, Day Care Centers Undergoing Wave of Lead Tests (NECN)

NECN: ‘There’s No Safe Level of Lead:’ Vermont Schools, Day Care Centers Undergoing Wave of Lead Tests. “With a sweeping round of statewide lead tests now underway at Vermont schools and day care centers, some faucets and drinking fountains are getting failing grades….Wednesday, state health and environmental leaders unveiled a new website where families can check on lead levels in their kids’ drinking water sources.”

Government Technology: Arizona Creates Landslide Database to Monitor Instability

Government Technology: Arizona Creates Landslide Database to Monitor Instability. “Geologists at the Arizona Geological Survey have created a statewide landslide database that documents more than 6,000 landslides, debris flows and rock slides. The tool will help better inform roadway projects.”

Tampa Bay Times: Florida launches school security database with student discipline, health, social media info

Tampa Bay Times: Florida launches school security database with student discipline, health, social media info . “The Florida Department of Education rolled out its database of student information, called the Florida Schools Safety Portal, late Thursday, designed to enhance school security in the wake of last year’s shooting in Parkland.”

Democrat & Chronicle: Worried about your drinking water? A new site may provide some relief

Democrat & Chronicle: Worried about your drinking water? A new site may provide some relief. “Have questions about the quality of your drinking water? The state launched a new website that may provide some answers. New York’s Health and Environmental Conservation departments on Friday launched … a map-based website that allows New Yorkers to find their nearest public drinking water system and view annual water quality reports.”

Wyoming Public Media: State Auditor’s Transparency Website Goes Live

Wyoming Public Media: State Auditor’s Transparency Website Goes Live. “Wyoming State Auditor Kristi Racines has launched a new website detailing how Wyoming spends most of its money. The website… went live earlier this month. The site’s data includes transactions from 2016 to the present, and is searchable by agency, vendor, location and other categories.”

Ars Technica: Louisiana declares state of emergency in response to ransomware attack

Ars Technica: Louisiana declares state of emergency in response to ransomware attack. “Louisiana’s declaration of a state of emergency follows a model established by Colorado in the wake of a ransomware attack there in March 2018. In Colorado, the declaration of emergency only came after a week the Colorado Office of Information Technology’s overwhelmed and short-staffed IT department spent trying to disinfect more than 2,000 infected machines. Declaring a state of emergency allows the National Guard’s resources and personnel to be brought in.”