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The 2020 CR: What’s Inside

H.R. 8337 would extend government funding through December 11, 2020, averting a government shutdown that would otherwise begin October 1.  The continuing resolution (CR) would generally extend fiscal 2020 funding levels while including some “anomalies” that would adjust the amount available to agencies or extend authorities.  The measure reflects an agreement between Democrats and Republicans over farm and food aid programs.  The measure would also extend surface transportation programs, the […]

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The Future of 5G and Wireless Small Cell Devices

What exactly is 5G?  5G is the next, and fifth, generation of wireless network technology, built to be faster and improve upon the existing 4G network.  As 5G began to roll out in 2018, legislation regulating and streamlining it was not far behind. The new 5G technology requires a new telecommunication infrastructure known as small cells.  Local, state, and federal governments have helped these new small cell systems get up […]

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Personal Delivery Devices: Will a robot deliver your next online order?

by: Ryan J. Stevens As our society develops the latest technology, government regulations are not far behind.  Over the last few years, lawmakers in various states across the country have grappled with the issue of autonomous vehicles in general, as well as personal delivery devices (PDDs).  Some states have already legalized personal delivery devices under specific regulations, including Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Amid […]

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What’s in the $2 Trillion Virus Aid Bill?

As of Friday afternoon, the House & Senate have both passed H.R. 748, the CARES Act, which provides roughly $2 trillion to individuals, businesses, and states in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The bill, negotiated between the House, Senate, and administration, and now awaiting the President’s signature includes: $500 billion for loans and assistance to companies and state and local governments, including $29 billion for loans to U.S. airlines […]

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