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Nov 2016

Immigration at the Local Level – A look at some 2016 examples

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Do you think of immigration only as a national and international issue? Unless you live along one of the United States’ borders, perhaps you think that immigration is not that important for your state, town, or city. This isn’t surprising. Immigration almost always comes up during presidential and congressional elections, like it did during the 2016 election. Its no wonder if you think of immigration only in those terms.

From concerns regarding the protection of the United States’ borders to the impact of immigration on the availability of jobs, its easy to see why the issue is so crucial at the highest levels of government. Yet  is a local issue too! From the impact of new immigrant groups upon an area to the encouragement of diversity in dense populations, city and county governments continually address immigration in their day to day work. Keep reading to see how some of the local governments from the Voterheads database tackled issues related to immigration last month.

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05

Jun 2016

Pets & Animals – National Trends for June 2016

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Throughout the month of May VoterHeads monitored 1241 Organizations and found 2621 new meetings within those organizations. Monitoring the topic of Pets and Animals, VH found 431 matching agenda items in those meetings, with Animal Control being the main topic of the majority of those. Asheboro North Carolina, for example, released a summary of statistics on their Animal Control over the past year. Some of the most impressive being the miles traveled (36,252) Animals picked up (673, with over 200 of those being dogs), and over 1,000 calls received.

That being said, there were a couple of interesting agenda items over the month of May outside of the usual realm of Animal Control: The main two of these stories occur in the towns of Cambridge MA and Greenville SC.

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