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More Than A Third Of Californians In or Near Poverty, Report Says
In The States
More Than A Third Of Californians In or Near Poverty, Report Says
2021-08-05 14:14:11
by Daniel Mollenkamp

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A recent report says that more than a third of Californians are living below or near the poverty line, according to the latest available data. Without social safety net programs, the report further says, that figure would... Read More

In The States
North Carolina Delays Municipal Elections
2021-07-02 20:05:01
by TWN Staff

Lawmakers in the North Carolina Legislature have decided to delay municipal elections -- pushing them to 2022 -- due to the U.S. Census Bureau’s failure to release block-level population data from its latest national count in a timely manner. The... Read More

In The States
League of Woman Voters Seek Redistricting Deadline Extension in Michigan
2021-06-13 12:12:01
by Dan McCue

The League of Women Voters of Michigan filed an amicus brief with the state's Supreme Court this week in support of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission's proposed extended timeline for adopting final redistricting plans. The commission was formed after... Read More

In The States
Ex-University of Pittsburgh Chancellor to Chair Pennsylvania Redistricting Commission
2021-05-16 12:09:20
by Dan McCue

HARRISBURG — Mark Nordenberg, a former University of Pittsburgh chancellor, will chair the committee in charge of drawing Pennsylvania’s legislative districts, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced this week. The appointment means Nordenberg, a former dean of Pitt’s law school, will... Read More

Congress
Census Bureau: Six States to Gain House Seats, Seven Lose One
2021-04-26 20:20:26
by Dan McCue

Six states will see their congressional delegations grow in the next Congress, officials with the U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday. Dr. Ron S. Jarmin, the bureau’s acting director, said as of April 1, 2020, the number of people living in... Read More

In The States
Oklahoma House Unveils Legislative Redistricting Plan
2021-04-23 14:22:21
by Dan McCue

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma House and Senate unveiled new legislative district maps last week, revealing a plan in which no incumbents would be forced to run against each other. “These districts are based on unprecedented public input gathered through... Read More

Redistricting
Census Bureau Says States Won’t See Data Needed for Redistricting Until Late September
2021-02-12 21:03:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - There's no question that the once-every-10-year process of redistricting is off to a slow start.  Though the U.S. Census Bureau ended its collection of data for the 2020 census on Oct. 15, 2020, it missed the December statutory... Read More

Education
Report Shows Increased Higher Education Attainment Over Time
2021-02-11 19:56:08
by Sara Wilkerson

Earlier this week, the Census Bureau released a report brief that shows higher education attainment levels have increased for Americans over the past 15 years. Data gathered for the report was sourced from the American Community Survey, an ongoing survey... Read More

Veterans
Census Bureau Finds High Disability Rates Among Post 9-11 Vets
2020-06-04 20:58:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - America's veteran population is changing, with its overall size declining, the number of women in its ranks on the rise, and a generation of Post 9-11 vets who are far more likely to suffer from a service-connected disability... Read More

Census
Census Bureau Survey Finds America Remains a Nation of Small Towns
2020-05-22 12:59:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Most Americans live in small incorporated towns and villages with populations of fewer than 5,000, a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau finds. Released on Thursday, the bureau's latest population estimates for cities and towns found that... Read More

Census
Census Bureau Nixes All Field Operations Through April 15
2020-03-31 21:22:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Census Bureau, which had already suspended its field operations due to the coronavirus outbreak, has announced it will further postpone those operations at least through April 15. In a written statement, the agency said it made... Read More

Economy
Income Inequality Continues to Grow Despite Bump in Median Income
2019-09-27 20:46:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The gap between those who are well-off in the United States and those who aren't is now the largest it's been in the past 50 years - this despite the median U.S. income setting a new record high,... Read More

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