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Entries for October 2018

Women in Politics Making a Difference: Representative Geran Tarr

Alaska Representative Geran Tarr has had a lifelong interest in community activism and social justice. Before becoming a legislator, she was heavily involved in environmental and women’s issues and spent some time working as a legislative aide. But it was only after a conversation about her future with Representative Sharon Cissna that she considered running for office.

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Mixed Reactions to 2020 Census Preparation

The one-and-only end-to-end test of the decennial census is complete, and the results are, well, mixed.

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Category: Census
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A Glimpse into State Nonprofit Action

Nonprofits are increasingly becoming a part of the public sector’s conversations and overall state workforces. But just how many jobs are there and what are the trends in state legislation on the topic?

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Category: Fiscal policy
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