As you begin your long weekend, we wanted to flag two recent articles about creating smarter 21st century governments.
Seamus Kraft wrote on The OpenGov Foundation blog
about building strong democratic systems for governments and citizens to meaningfully engage between elections. This vision of governing together can allow the public to turn the democracy knob to eleven and create legislatures that can handle the increased volume.
Building on that vision, Seamus Kraft wrote a guest column in StateScoop
about the massive task of modernizing our legislatures and breaking down the functions ripe for innovation.
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