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Diving in on Data-Driven Governance

As more governments seek to use data to improve services, it's vital to recognize that making the most of analytics requires changes in the process of governing. Read four questions leaders should ask as they prepare to increase the role of data in projects and policies.

Startups to Improve Government

Startup incubator 1776 recently announced 19 new startups would join its fellowship program. This group of companies share the goals of many state and local government agencies, and offer new solutions for big issues like opioid abuse, electronic voting, and financial planning and college prep. Learn more about these innovative companies working to reshape cities and support the improvement of government services. 

NewDEALer in the Spotlight: 

Sam Liccardo, Mayor 

(San Jose, CA) 

Expanding Access to Community College

NewDEAL Leader San Jose, CA Mayor Sam Liccardo unveiled his new San Jose Promise program, which will pay two years of community college costs for up to 800 low-income students. The mayor noted education's impact on other aspects of a city's functions, from public safety to economic development, in talking about why this program is important for San Jose. Check out this article for more details on the program. 

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