Data Advocacy Update

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2017 has brought a great deal of change to Washington, with a new Administration and Congress. With so many new faces and political developments, it can be hard to keep up. There are a few important developments that you need to pay attention to. The “skinny budget” proposed by the Trump Administration contains a series […]

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President’s Budget Overview for Economic Development and Statistics

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Economic Development Related Cuts The Budget proposes to eliminate funding for many independent agencies, including: the Appalachian Regional Commission; the Delta Regional Authority; the Denali Commission; the Northern Border Regional Commission. Eliminates the Economic Development Administration, which provides small grants with limited measurable impacts and duplicates other Federal programs, such as Rural Utilities Service grants […]

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Legislative Update: WIA reauth, Census, and more

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A round-up of this week’s legislative news in economic, workforce, and education-related data.

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Public data making the rounds in the media

As the appropriations process gears up on Capitol Hill, government officials, advocates, and journalists are making the case for preserving public data.

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