Connecticut’s reapportionment will test whether technology can bring public participation to a process controlled by political insiders.
Community foundations pledge to match the state’s funding for census outreach.
Even though one-fourth of CT’s census tracts are deemed hard to count, the state is relying on volunteers and hopes for philanthropy.
The Trump administration drops its quest to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census.
Connecticut officials say the census controversy itself has served the administration’s broader goal of driving undocumented immigrants more deeply underground.
State and local officials and community leaders on Monday announced outreach efforts to ensure Connecticut’s population is counted as accurately as possible in the 2020 Census.
Data from the five-year American Community Survey tells us that Connecticut homeowners have seen monthly housing expenses decrease, and fewer are spending what is considered a too-large part of their income on housing. But the same improvements haven’t been seen by renters, who are increasing in number.
Connecticut’s uninsured rate was among the lowest in the country in 2016, but the report’s authors warned that the exact figure was potentially unreliable.
Median household income increased 5.2 percent between 2014 and 2015 while the percentages of those in poverty and those without health insurance declined across the country, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday.
Connecticut’s health insurance exchange released an analysis Thursday suggesting that the state’s uninsured rate this year is 3.8 percent, but that figure comes with some caveats.