Government Census

Ang Santos / WBGO

The US Census Bureau is hosting community job hiring events as part of its National Recruiting Week, where census officials engage with people interested in positions and the application process.

Ang Santos:  The Trump administration has decided to print 2020 census forms without a citizenship question.  The move comes days after the Supreme Court ruled to keep the question off census forms, and just a day after printing was scheduled to begin for 1.5 billion paper forms, letters and other mailings.  With us on the phone we have co-chair and founder of the House Census Caucus, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York.  Thanks for taking some time to speak with us. 

Rep. Carolyn Maloney:  I’m delighted to be here.

Ang Santos / WBGO

New Jersey advocates are celebrating the US Supreme Court’s move to keep the Trump Administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but still have lingering concerns about achieving an accurate count.

Patricia Williamson with the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice says the citizenship question was presented to make the most vulnerable of residents’ invisible.

New Jersey Flight: Is It Getting Worse?

Feb 22, 2019
New Jersey
Scott Pringle for WBGO News

Are people leaving New Jersey in droves? One study suggests so, citing that twice as many people left the state in 2018 than came here. We’ve heard it over and over - high property taxes, lots of traffic and an expensive state.

Governor Phil Murphy admits it’s not easy here in New Jersey.