Latest United States Census News

New timeline takes Maine redistricting process into the fall

Jul. 21, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is allowing the state more time for redistricting because of delays in the release of detailed population data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Under the Maine Constitution, lawmakers have until early June of the year...

Watchdog: Little help from Trump officials in census probe

Jul. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

A watchdog agency investigating the origins of a failed attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form was unable to question top Trump administration officials because they either refused to cooperate or set unacceptable interview terms, according to a report released Tuesday....

Senate leader expects SC redistricting to finish by October

Jul. 20, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The process to draw new districts for South Carolina House and Senate seats as well as the U.S. House kicked off Tuesday with senators hopeful the whirlwind of map drawing, negotiations, public hearings and final vote will take less than four months. ...

Watchdog: Ross misled on reason for citizenship question

Jul. 19, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary misled Congress about why he sought to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, according to an investigation from the Office of Inspector General, but Trump's Justice Department decided not to prosecute. The watchdog...

EXPLAINER: WA tenants get modified eviction reprieve

Jul. 15, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...

Biden's Census nominee promises independence, transparency

Jul. 15, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the U.S. Census Bureau told a Senate committee on Thursday that he would bring transparency and independence to the nation's largest statistical agency, which was challenged by the pandemic, natural disasters and attempts at...

EXPLAINER: AZ tenants' struggles are high rent, aid slowdown

Jul. 15, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, is the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the...

EXPLAINER: Nevada leaders hope program limits evictions

Jul. 15, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...

EXPLAINER: How NC is distributing $1.3B in rental aid

Jul. 15, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...

EXPLAINER: Mississippi's efforts to help low-income tenants

Jul. 15, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping...