Category Archives: Governments

Skipping the Booth: Voters Using Alternative Methods are Increasing

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Tweet Written By: Thom File, sociologist, Education and Social Stratification Statistics Branch Nationally in 2014, 10.3 percent of voters reported voting in person before Election Day, while 20.9 percent reported voting by mail, meaning that in the most recent congressional … Continue reading

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Public Employment and Public Pensions: A 20-Year Comparison

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Tweet Written by: Erika Becker-Medina and Paul Reyes According to the 2011 Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll, there were 19.3 million state and local government employees, with 11.1 million, or 57.3 percent, working in education. To understand the … Continue reading

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Is the Fiscal Health of State Governments Improving?

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Tweet Written By: Lynly Lumibao Taxes are a major source of revenue for state governments in the United States, representing nearly half of state government revenue over the last 10 years. Along with taxes, other general revenue activities for state … Continue reading

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The Evolving Picture of our Governments

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Tweet Written by: Lisa Blumerman Governments.  What word comes to mind when you think of governments? Perhaps a state capital building, Congress, or a courthouse is what you think of first. How about the tens of thousands of governments that … Continue reading

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State and Local Government Workers: Where Do They Work? In our Schools

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Tweet Written by: Lisa Blumerman Yesterday, the Census Bureau released estimates from the 2011 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll.  The total number of state and local government workers in March 2011 declined slightly to 19.4 million.  Where do … Continue reading

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