THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

The Secret Origins of Presidential Polling

It is off to the caucuses for the remaining Democratic presidential candidates after running a gauntlet of debates, fundraising and public opinion polls. But how did we get here? For answers, you have to look back 85 years.

By Edwin Amenta, University of California, Irvine  |  January 16, 2020
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State Producing Language Recordings to Increase Census Accessibility

New Mexico cannot financially afford an undercount in the 2020 Census, but many residents don’t speak the languages provided on the forms, so the state is stepping in. It’s “a good opportunity to recognize the diversity in our state.”

By Dillon Mullan, The Santa Fe New Mexican  |  January 15, 2020
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Chief Data Officers in Place in Over Half of U.S. States

The relatively new role of the state chief data officer is catching on, with a designated professional support network, growing public pressure for data-based policies, and more than half of U.S. states now staffing.

By Andrew Westrope, Government Technology  |  January 15, 2020
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Delaware May Enter 21st Century, Livestream Legislative Meetings

Rep. Mike Smith is introducing legislation to record all legislative proceedings, stream them online, and make the content archived and accessible on the Internet. “It’s astounding to me we haven’t done this already.”

By Wm. Shawn Weigel, Dover Post  |  January 11, 2020
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Texas Democrats Are Utilizing Free Apps to Earn Votes

Two nonpartisan apps, Register2Vote and MapTheVote, are helping Democrats get higher voter turnout than in previous years. But the increase in voter registration still might not be enough to turn the tides.

By Jonathan Tilove, Austin American-Statesman  |  January 9, 2020
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