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State’s computers languish – Lack of money keeps courts from bringing systems into the modern age

"We have an economy and a country that runs on-line any more," says Supreme Court Justice James Nelson, who chairs the court’s commission on technology. "There is certainly no reason why that shouldn’t apply to our society’s judicial needs as well."

Award-winning techie weaves terrific City of Great Falls Web site

The city’s Web site earned two Golden Web Awards from the International Association of Webmasters.

The Montana state Board of Investments OKs $10.5 million coal-tax loan for computers

The state Board of Investments on Thursday unanimously approved allowing the state Revenue Department to borrow $10.5 million in coal-tax money to pay for a new computer system to replace its costly and troubled former…

Utah government Web site named tops in the nation

The Center for Digital Government has recognized Utah’s state government Web site,, as "Best in Breed" and a "Successful Public-Private Partnership."

Montana Secretary Of State to "ARM" the Web

Secretary of State Bob Brown announced that the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) are now available on the web in a fully searchable format. "Our office worked hard to develop a user-friendly, online version of…

Gov. Gary Locke Launches Web Site to Make Washington State Government Even More Accessible to Businesses and Citizens

It provides links to cities, counties, economic development councils,
business license information, agency rulemaking information, and
environmental permitting.

‘Wisconsin Partnership’ Website Provides Local Government Discounts

Through this partnership, local governments can increase their purchasing power by receiving the same discounts the state receives. (Does your state have a site like this?- Let us know and we’ll post it.- Russ)

South Dakota officials urged to join anti-terrorism Net service (Is your community connected?)

The system not only provides information from federal officials. It also includes Internet bulletin boards to let officials discuss issues and an e-mail system so information can be quickly sent to specific people

Illinois Governor’s office begins Internet ethics training for employees

The training is part of the new ethics law designed to combat corruption in state government.

City of Austin considers move to free software

Austin is considering reducing its use of Microsoft to save money. The city is paying more than $3 million under a licensing agreement signed two years ago and faces a $30 million budget shortfall, Collins said.