Higher education in Texas- its current state and ambitions for the future

It took 140 days to decide how much funding and flexibility two-and-four-year educational institutions would receive. Higher education had a chilly reception at the beginning of the 85th Legislative Session when three bills were proposed that would have frozen all tuition and fees until 2022, repealed the tuition set-aside program and required schools to reach […]

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Ransomware attacks are becoming more common

The media has focused primarily on cyberattacks related to election systems lately.  Many individuals, public officials and company executives, however, have been just as worried about ransomware attacks. Ransomware attacks infect computer networks with a virus that totally shuts down a computer or a network.  It prevents access and demands payment to release and restore […]

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Lots of Opportunities Here…

Who doesn’t love a great sports event? Large crowds, jubilant fans, media coverage, economic opportunities for lots of stakeholders – public officials and the public at large all find much to like!! As a result, universities, school districts and municipalities are now spending billions to build new athletic facilities or renovate and modernize existing ones. That’s […]

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Check out your city…does it offer Smart 911 technology?

Now, however, the basic emergency communication provided by 911 systems and operators has been expanded and enhanced with apps and software. Technology has improved response time and efficiency. Gathering detailed information that is critical in an emergency has become a cornerstone of quality. Every minute counts when emergencies are critical in nature and the more […]

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Airport collaborative redevelopment proposal could leverage $7 billion in private investment

Hampered by outdated systems and infrastructure in need of repair, the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City has found a friend in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The forward-thinking governor this week announced his $10 billion plan to redevelop the JFK Airport, the nation’s fifth-busiest aviation facility. To transform this aging transportation […]

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Kalamazoo taking public-private collaboration to new heights

American cities faced with financial challenges – and there are many – generally look for an immediate, short-term solution to bridge budget gaps. That usually means increased local taxes or fees, coupled with cutbacks in city services and continued deferred maintenance of municipal facilities and crumbling local infrastructure.

But, not in Kalamazoo!

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‘New York Crossings’ plan would spend $100B on transportation projects

Transformational! That’s what New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to “reimagine” the state’s bridges and tunnels is being called. Cuomo’s “New York Crossings” project, unveiled this week, addresses traffic congestion, security, flood protection, public art and promoting energy conservation. Cuomo’s plan addresses long-term transportation issues that affect growth and will help keep the state competitive, […]

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