Latest Censuses News

Anxiety grows in New Mexico over 2020 Census

Nov. 13, 2019 12:14 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state officials want to spend an additional $8 million to ensure residents are not left out of the 2020 Census. Population-studies expert Robert Rhatigan of the University of New Mexico told a panel of lawmakers Tuesday that state finance and workforce officials still fear...

Probe: Contact between Trump adviser and gerrymandering guru

Nov. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EST

House Democrats investigating the origins of a proposed citizenship question for the 2020 Census said Tuesday they've found previously undisclosed communications between a Trump administration adviser and a redistricting guru who favored excluding noncitizens from population counts to help Republicans. Trump...

GOP mailer to Oregon voters mimics US Census form

Nov. 12, 2019 4:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Republican National Committee is sending mailers to some Oregon voters that mimic the look of a U.S. Census form and solicit donations for President Trump's re-election. KGW-TV reported that the mailers are labeled "2019 Congressional District Census" but are not from the U.S....

Justices take up high-profile case over young immigrants

Nov. 10, 2019 2:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration's plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation, a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign. All eyes will be on Chief Justice John Roberts when the court hears...

New exhibit about the census opens at Rhode Island archives

Nov. 10, 2019 12:15 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new exhibition about the history of the census has opened at the Rhode Island State Archives. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea says that with the 2020 Census approaching, she's inviting the public to explore the "why" and the "how" of the decennial census. The "Count Me In!"...

Residents fear development will displace them

Nov. 10, 2019 3:05 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Voncile Whitaker flips through a three-ring binder, tracing her hand along photos and newspaper clippings from the early days of the city's black population. Whitaker, 66, grew up in River Park, a Naples neighborhood developed in the '60s as a segregated community for black residents,...

Indiana medical coverage lags surrounding states

Nov. 8, 2019 1:14 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana had a higher percentage of people lacking medical insurance than any neighboring state in 2018. The U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday that 8.3% of the state's residents were uninsured last year, while only 5.4% were not covered in Michigan and 5.6% in Kentucky. Director of...

In tight market, Census plans to hike pay in some places

Nov. 7, 2019 5:24 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Faced with a tight labor market, U.S. Census Bureau officials said Thursday they plan to raise wages for census workers in some areas and make it easier for applicants to get fingerprinted for background checks. Bureau officials told members of the National Advisory Committee on...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Nov. 6, 2019 11:56 AM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: New voting improvements come at a cost The Citizens' Voice Nov. 4 Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law the most significant revision to Pennsylvania election laws in about 80 years. With one important exception, the new law truly...

Voters back redistricting amendment to Kansas Constitution

Nov. 6, 2019 7:20 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has ended an unusual practice for redrawing the lines of legislative districts that has cost university communities political clout. Voters on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Kansas Constitution eliminating a requirement for the state to adjust federal census figures when...