Next year, Wisconsin will begin redrawing legislative and congressional district lines. The once-every-decade process uses returns from the U.S. Census to redistrict voters throughout the state. The effort is often bogged down in bureaucratic and political machinations — as lawmakers jockey for the ability to choose their voters for the next decade. This year, in […]
A Supreme Court decision this Tuesday allowed the Trump Administration to effectively end the 2020 Census ahead of schedule. The early cutoff has raised concerns about inaccurate census results, which can have far-reaching political and economic consequences. A video put of by the City of Madison back in February encouraged residents to fill out the […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all parts of life, including the 2020 census and subsequent redistricting. Michael Li, Senior Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, has researched this in his report “How Changes to the 2020 Census Timeline will Impact Redistricting”. He also reports on redistricting litigation in the courts.
Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to conduct an “actual enumeration” of all people residing in the nation every ten years. The logistical operation that is the U.S. Census is a formidable endeavor. The Census Bureau staffs up every ten years, hoping to leave no stone unturned in finding […]
Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway recently released a budget proposal for 2020, with the city council scheduled to deliberate and offer amendments the week of November 11. For today’s show, Carousel sits down in the studio with Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway to discuss the budget and her plans and priorities for the city, including improved transit infrastructure […]
Thomas Wolfe, counsel at The Brennan Center, talks about the upcoming 2020 U.S. census, a contested (and probably illegal) question being proposed to be added by the Trump administration, the effects of a flawed census on communities, and updates on current gerrymander redistricting litigation.