A citizenship question on 2020 census would cost some states their congressional seats by Dudley Poston for the Conversation 3/19/19

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However, if a question about citizenship is added in the 2020 census, that changes things. Researchers don’t know how many immigrants might not answer the questionnaire, so we looked at a number of scenarios, from only 10 percent avoiding the census, to all undocumented population doing so.

If all of the nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S. do not respond and are not counted, then four states would lose a seat: Texas, Arizona, Florida and California. Meanwhile, Alabama, Minnesota, Montana and Ohio would gain one.

If 50 percent of the undocumented immigrants do not fill out the census questionnaire, then Texas, Arizona and California would lose a House seat, and Alabama, Minnesota and Montana would gain one.

A version of this article appeared in the 19 March 2019 issue of The Conversation.

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What the Green New Deal Means for Travel Industry by Dennis Schaal, Skiff 3/4/2019

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With climate change already impacting global weather patterns, supporters of the Green New Deal liken the mobilization it envisions to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Depression-era New Deal, arguing that the existential problem requires s similar and massive effort.

“The Green New Deal continues a long-running discussion around U.S. environmental policy,” said Philip Minardi, director of policy communications at Expedia Group. “And while it is still just a vague concept, it is important for policymakers to understand the vital role travel, of all modes, plays in the U.S. tourism economy.”

It is clear, though, that high-speed rail and other modes of sustainable travel will get a much larger airing during the upcoming presidential debate season, and with Ocasio-Cortez seeming to offer the right blend of insights and sass about it on social media.

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