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Albany County

The Albany County Legislature voted unanimously on Monday to recognize its first Legislative Black Caucus.

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Connecticut's population isn't exactly booming — the Nutmeg State gained fewer than 500 people last year.

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The U.S. Census says New York state's population bumped up slightly to 19.85 million.

Courtesy of Common Cause NY

The U.S. Supreme Court was set to begin hearing arguments Tuesday on whether partisan gerrymandering is constitutional. With this case in mind, Common Cause New York and other partners are urging communities to participate in a local census program to ensure hard-to-count communities are included. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on a report on the dangers of under-counting in New York.

VT House Prepares for Redistricting Fight

Apr 9, 2012

The Vermont House is expected to be the scene of some heated debate Tuesday over a plan to redraw legislative district, with a focus on where district lines should be drawn in the city of Burlington.  WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

Redistricting is done every 10 years after the census shows where population shifts have occurred in the state. Both the House and Senate have been working to make sure the boundaries of their districts result in every Vermont voter getting roughly equal representation in Montpelier.