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Redistricting roundup for the 11-state Midwest: A February 2024 update

CSG Midwest tracks the redistricting process and related developments in each of the 11 states of the Midwestern
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State Workforce Trend Mirrors 1970s’ Low Rates

The labor force participation rate is the percentage of the civilian noninstitutionalized population that is either working or actively looking for work. Rather than a new phenomenon, the decline of states’ labor force participation rates is a structural trend dating to the 1970s.
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Empathetic Policing: Mason City Police Department Launches Virtual Reality Training Program to Help Officers Better Understand Behavioral Health Crises

Virtual reality training has been growing in popularity across the country, with law enforcement agencies of all sizes
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Question of the Month, February

Do Fewer Oak Trees Mean it’s Time to Say Bye-Bye to Bourbon? Click here to find out the
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CSG East Housing Summit (March 2024)

CSG East will convene an inaugural housing summit to address the supply and affordability of housing, taking place
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Proposed Enhancements to the National Apprenticeship System

By Joe Paul and Mary Wurtz On Jan. 17, the Office of the Federal Register published a notice
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