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    • Stateline Story
    June 23, 2000
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    In an enormous breakthrough for biological research, scientists have announced completion of a rough draft of a complete map of the human genetic code. Questions about the use of such information are bound to follow. Are states ready to safeguard the privacy of an individual's genetic information? Will it be treated as part of a medical record? Or will it be protected in a category of its own with stricter safeguards? more

    • Stateline Story
    June 21, 2000
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    Microsoft and Pennsylvania. Bill Gates and Gov. Tom Ridge. Their state web site development partnership is stirring up controversy in the Keystone State. Should states partner with private Internet companies to develop their web sites? Or should they follow the example of Gates' home state, Washington, and go it alone? more

    • Stateline Story
    June 7, 2000
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    Ever wanted to tour the New Hampshire State House? Rather stroll through the Colorado governor's mansion? Perhaps you wouldn't be happy until you hear the cry of a loon as it glides over Minnesota's lakes region? Or maybe you're considering making a movie in Mississippi and would like to investigate the area and its resources? All this is possible with just a few mouse clicks thanks to the magic of the Internet. more

    • Stateline Story
    April 14, 2000
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    Among the 42 states that collect income taxes, 12 allow residents to file cost-free returns using state Web sites. That's expected to produce a tiny number of tax returns -- about 200,000 -- this year. But in a short while the trickle should grow into a tsunami, tax expert Verenda Smith predicts. more

    • Stateline Story
    March 29, 2000
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    Technology and science have increasingly become prime state policy issues as communications technologies of the new economy supplant the older manufacturing technologies in investment popularity and job creation. Ever since the 1960's, states -- led by Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, California and Massachusetts -- have tried to integrate research and technology with their economic development programs. Lately, however, technology issues have been given even higher priority because of the Internet/Ecommerce explosion and the formation of high tech enterprises. more

    • Stateline Story
    March 23, 2000
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    Nineteen states and the U.S. Department of Justice have proven to be uneasy bedfellows in an antitrust lawsuit against computer software giant Microsoft Corp. The main reason the states are involved at all is because they believe the Redmond, Wash. firm escaped with a wrist slap in a previous federal suit the states didn't participate in, legal expert David Bender says. more

    • Stateline Story
    February 8, 2000
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    If 2000 ultimately stands out as a milestone in the history of information technology and state government, it may be less for the Y2K nonevent that ushered in the year than for the strides later taken by the states toward a new era of quick, efficient public service. Many states are already on their way. more

    • Stateline Story
    February 4, 2000
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    Gentlemen and women, start your engines. A state race may be on to determine the future of the automobile and the cellular telephone. Legislation to either ban or limit motorists use of cell phones while they drive is popping up in statehouses around the country. At the same time, highway officials and wireless researchers are exploring the use of cell phone technology to reinvent traffic information processes and the development of the nations highways. more

    • Stateline Story
    January 26, 2000
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    When the world's two largest automobile manufacturers --General Motors and Ford--announced Internet partnership deals with two of the biggest names on the Internet--America Online and Yahoo-- at a Detroit car expo, many analysts said it took the car companies one step closer to offering the ultimate point-and-click shopping experience: buying a car online. more

    • Stateline Story
    January 25, 2000
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    North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer spent most of his final State of the State speech Tuesday talking about the wonders of modern high technology and how they can help his rural state. "We have a train to catch. It's the e-train," he said. more

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