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The Evolving Picture of our Governments

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 provide … Continue reading

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

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 these … Continue reading

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Education Tops Government Employment

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? Some … Continue reading

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State Pensions Suffer Huge Loss

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 the … Continue reading

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