Category Archives: Governments

The Funding of our State and Local Governments

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Tweet Written by: Lisa M. Blumerman and Jeffrey L. Barnett, Governments Division, US Census Bureau These days the health of our state and local governments is a topic that is much debated. Are our state and local governments solvent? Will … Continue reading

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Education Tops Government Employment

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Tweet Written by: Lisa Blumerman, US Census Bureau According to statistics the U.S. Census Bureau released today, the 90,740 state and local governments across the country employed 16.6 million full-time equivalent workers in 2010. What jobs do these employees perform? … Continue reading

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Funding Public Education

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Tweet Written by: Lisa Blumerman, Chief, Governments Division, US Census Bureau Most students in the United States depend on public schools for their education, so it’s not surprising that the public has a keen interest on how tax dollars are … Continue reading

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State Pensions Suffer Huge Loss

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Tweet With 3.8 million Americans employed by state governments, the welfare of the state retirement systems is a valid concern, especially given the systems’ dependence on market strength. Because of these concerns, many state governments are asking hard questions about … Continue reading

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