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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Minnesota Assures Election Security for Absentee Ballots

Election officials are assuring voters that this year is no different: Their ballots will be counted and the election results will be fair. Roughly half of the state’s registered voters have requested absentee ballots.

By Jenny Berg, St. Cloud Times  |  October 23, 2020
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Parties Fight for Legislative Control Ahead of Redistricting

Democrats are playing offense, looking at recapturing chambers in states where Biden has a good chance of winning. There aren't enough opportunities, however, for them to erase the GOP's national advantage.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  October 23, 2020
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New York Touts Contact Tracing App but Won’t Reveal Data

Gov. Cuomo claims NY COVID Alert will be a great tool in the state’s fight against the spread of the coronavirus. But the administration won’t reveal the detailed data that would show the app’s effectiveness.

By Edward McKinley, Times Union  |  October 22, 2020
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Will Voters Give Public Transit a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Transit officials are monitoring voter enthusiasm for a host of ballot measures they see as essential to economic recovery, supporting essential workers, social equity, climate goals and preventing traffic nightmares.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  October 22, 2020
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The Time for On-Demand Government Has Come, Says New Research

According to our new research with the Center for Digital Government, citizen satisfaction has dropped by 13 percent even as their need for government support and help rose substantially.

By Xerox Corporation  |  October 23, 2020
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The Chance Voters Have to Break Our National Silence

Too many of our elected officials have stood quietly by in the face of idolatry and a cult of personality in our government. We need a return to the values of honesty, human rights and caring.

By Jabari Simama, Government and Education Columnist  |  October 22, 2020
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Some Missouri Counties Haven’t Yet Received Any COVID Aid

Several county health departments have not received enough or any funding to assist in the battle against the pandemic. As the state’s case count keeps rising, extra funding is critical, according to public officials.

By Katie Moore, The Kansas City Star  |  October 21, 2020
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Mail-In Ballots Help but Don’t Remove All Voting Barriers

Voting by mail can make it easier for people of color to cast their ballots. But there are still language barriers, a lack of community outreach and government distrust that discourage many from feeling safe enough to vote.

By Craig Sailor and Phillip Reese, The News Tribune  |  October 21, 2020
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Black Voters Could Tip the Election Scales in 2020

In 2016, several states like Pennsylvania saw historically low Black voter turnout, but this year officials expect the results to be different. Many hope they can turn activism into actual voting.

By Ivey DeJesus, Pennlive.com  |  October 20, 2020
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Who Are the Nation’s Best Governors? Conservative Groups Weigh In

ALEC and a group of conservative economists rate the governors of Texas, Georgia and South Dakota best in the nation. Measured largely on spending and tax rates, Democrats fare poorly in their ranking.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  October 20, 2020
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Trump Overrules FEMA, Approves California's Request for Help

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said earlier Friday that California's request did not meet threshold requirements for aid for a disaster declaration related to six wildfires that broke out in September.

By John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle  |  October 19, 2020
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