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Kevin McCarthy stands by George Santos
Politics

Kevin McCarthy stands by George Santos

CNN  —  Rep. George Santos, the recently elected GOP congressman from New York who has admitted to lying about parts of his resume, is facing escalating backlash from his own party as a growing number of House Republican lawmakers call for him to resign or say he can’t serve effectively even as Speaker Kevin McCarthy has stood by the embattled congressman. Santos has so far been defiant, pushing back on calls for his resignation – and House GOP leadership has not called on him to do so. Instead, McCarthy, a Republican from California, has indicated he will not join demands from New York GOP leaders, and others, for Santos’ resignation – and has indicated that Santos is on track to still receive committee assig...
City & State summit discusses technology in government and push for modernization
Technology

City & State summit discusses technology in government and push for modernization

Experts discussed tech’s future in government at City & State’s Government Modernization Summit Thursday, touching upon a range of topics from streamlining services with centralized systems to judicious use of data analytics and feedback loops. Speakers at the event held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan also urged for government's adoption of consumer centric models to increase constituent satisfaction. Keynote speaker Melanie La Rocca, chief efficiency officer within Mayor Eric Adams’ administration, pushed for a consumer centric model that borrows practices from the private sector. “The private sector chases after their customers eager to understand how they can streamline processes, remove burdens and barriers and deliver services in the manner their customers...