Countering the geographical impacts of automation: Computers, AI, and place disparities

it is clear that a deliberate, coordinated adjustment stance enlisting federal, state, and local policymakers, educators, the private sector, and civil society may well be needed to push back against the regional imbalances that tech has exacerbated in recent decades. — Read on http://www.brookings.edu/research/countering-the-geographical-impacts-of-automation-computers-ai-and-place-disparities/

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 5 of the #Vermont Legislative Session

Good evening! My latest oped title "Let Them Stream Netflix" will be posted later this evening. It has to do with the current situation with Vermont's rural landline telephone service. ~~~ This week the legislature spent a considerable amount of time debating H.39 which provides extensions to Act 46 timetables for districts that have been …

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Rep. Sibilia: Week 4 of the #Vermont Legislative Session

Good evening! January in the legislature was spent hearing the Governor's budget proposals, getting acclimated to new committees and learning about concepts relevant to proposals that are being introduced. The bulk of my time has been spent working to pull together a number of House telecommunications expansion proposals and coordinating with the Governor's administration to …

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Sibilia: Week 3 of the #Vermont Legislative Session

Good evening! Reports and notes of interest from the third week of the legislature below: Governor presents his proposed 2020 Budget On Thursday Governor Scott presented his third budget - this for FY 2020. An Executive Summary of the budget can be read here. The governor's budget address can be read here. I heard testimony last …

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Sibilia Week 2 of the #Vermont legislative session:

Good morning! Reports and notes of interest from the second week of the legislature below: Department of Public Service creates wireless coverage maps and submits challenge to wireless coverage in Vermont Montpelier—The Department of Public Service created an interactive map that shows the results of a drive test of mobile wireless coverage in the state. …

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Sibilia: Week 1 of the 2019 Vermont legislative session

A few brief notes on the start of the 2019 Vermont legislative session. Our district is the Windham/Bennington district, and so I try to work on regional Southern Vermont issues with members from the Windham and Bennington county districts.  There are several new southern Vermont legislators: Rep. Sarah Coffey of Guilford, Rep. Emiliee Kornheiser of …

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