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National News

2020 Census

The Census Bureau’s director, Steven Dilling­ham, announced the Bureau’s intention of conducting a swift, complete, and accurate census by September 30th. Some are expressing concerns over accuracy and likelihood of errors due to a compacted schedule.

Lawmakers examine the implications and impacts of the President’s memorandum. The Census Bureau says the memo will not affect their ability to enumerate every resident.

State News


Alaska’s Governor and State House Speaker both made their selections to the state’s redistricting board.


The application process for the state’s redistricting commission opens on August 10th.


The Michigan Legislature trimmed 20 names from the list of applicants for the state’s new redistricting commission.


Some Montanans are pushing back against the September 30th end date of the 2020 census.


Fair Maps Nevada pulled their ballot proposal. Their signature collection efforts fell short of the state’s requirement.

New Hampshire

Governor Sununu vetoed a proposed redistricting bill that would have created an independent redistricting commission.

New Jersey

A measure to delay the state’s redistricting process will go before voters in November amid concerns of its impact on minori­ty representation.


Oklahoma lags behind in census responses, but President Trump’s new directive concerning illegal immigrants could benefit the state in the long term.


Oregon’s Attorney General appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency stay on a redistricting initiative.


Some Pennsylvania counties have as low as a 33% response rate to the census.


Applications for Governor Evers’ “People’s Map Commission” closed on July 31.