Latest 2010 United States Census News

Justice pledges $1M in state funds to 2020 Census effort

Feb. 7, 2020 4:42 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday said he's committed $1 million in state funds to encourage participation in the 2020 Census, saying federal officials have told him the state is “behind” in the effort. “We need to get cranking,” he said at a press...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 photo, Leon Hayner, an associate dean of students at Rollins College looks over requests from the U.S. Census Bureau in Winter Park, Fla. Because of the federal privacy law, university administrators, if called upon, won't be able to disclose students' sex, race or Hispanic origin on the 2020 Census form. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Confusion over what data schools can provide for 2020 Census

Feb. 2, 2020 4:58 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau this week starts its process of counting students living in college-run housing, but there's confusion over what demographic information university officials can share with the agency. Two weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Education said in a memo to schools that...

Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 21, 2020 4:00 PM EST

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. January 17, 2020 Time for action Gov. Eric Holcomb has a good grasp of Indiana's strengths and challenges. His fourth annual message to citizens and lawmakers Tuesday night contained a string of proposals that could make Indiana a better place to live and do business. But good...

FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, a member of the gallery tries to display her sign while lawmakers convene during a joint select committee meeting on redistricting in Raleigh, N.C. Republican wins in state legislatures in 2010 put them in a commanding position to draw legislative and congressional maps the following year that essentially cemented their political power for a decade.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Records reveal concerns of deceased GOP redistricting expert

Jan. 18, 2020 8:39 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican victories in state legislative and gubernatorial elections in 2010 put them in a commanding position the next year to draw new voting districts for the U.S. House and state legislatures that helped fortify Republican power for much of the following decade. But the...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jan. 15, 2020 2:08 PM EST

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Jan. 14 The Johnson City Press on filling out the Census form: Want to pay more taxes? Here’s a surefire way to inspire a hike — ignore your U.S. Census survey. As Press Staff Writer David Floyd reported in Monday’s edition, Johnson City...

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham unveils its national advertising and outreach campaign for the 2020 Census, at the Arena Stage, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Michael A. McCoy)

Census Bureau plans hundreds of ads in 13 languages for 2020

Jan. 14, 2020 8:42 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Faced with a changed media landscape from the last once-a-decade head count in 2010, U.S. Census Bureau officials unveiled a multi-million dollar media campaign on Tuesday involving hundreds of digital ads, TV commercials, radio spots, billboards and prints ads in 13 languages. The...

NAACP lawsuit claims Census Bureau is unprepared for count

Jan. 13, 2020 2:46 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Calling preparations for the 2020 Census “conspicuously deficient,” the NAACP is suing the U.S. Census Bureau, demanding that the agency send more workers into the field and spend more money on encouraging people to participate in the once-a-decade head count. The civil...

Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 13, 2020 10:00 AM EST

The Dallas Morning News. January 10, 2020 Troopers shot a man 16 times, and video evidence shows they made a tragic but correct call No one wants to see someone killed in a hail of gunfire, especially not in the driveway of the person’s grandmother. So when 27-year-old Schaston Hodge was shot and killed by...

In this Jan. 7, 2020 file photo, State Sen. John Ruckelshaus, R-Indianapolis, signs a poster board with a pledge to support redistricting reform standards following a news conference with Common Cause Indiana as Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-Munster, right, watches at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Ruckelshaus has proposed creating a website where the public can draw suggested maps and submit comments before the Legislature votes on new districts in 2021.(AP Photo/Tom Davies)

Indiana redistricting critics keeping up push for changes

Jan. 11, 2020 11:57 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Critics of how Indiana politicians dice up the state for congressional and legislative districts know they are running out of time for changing that process with the once-a-decade U.S. census less than three months away. Those advocating for a revamp of Indiana’s redistricting...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, State Rep. John Szoka of Fayetteville, looks over a redistricting map during a committee meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh, N.C. The reins of political power will be at stake in the 2020 U.S. elections — not just for the presidency, but for thousands of low-profile elections for state House and Senate seats. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, File )

Redistricting power at stake in 2020 legislative elections

Jan. 11, 2020 9:24 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The reins of political power in the U.S. for the next decade could be determined in this year's elections — not necessarily by who wins the presidency, but by thousands of lower-profile contests for state legislative seats across the country. In many states, the winners...