January 26, 2015

1. In the Nation: Effects of Shifting Demographics Will Be Felt in Every Corner of the U.S. 
A recent study from The Urban Institute examines how demographic shifts will have an impact across the country. In one scenario, using modest growth projections, the U.S. population is expected to grow by 49 million people by 2030. 

2. In the StateNew Chair of House Finance Committee Plans to Look at Impact of Poverty
The new Chair of the House Finance Committee, Representative Ryan Smith, represents one of the lowest income districts in the state. He shares that this will give him "a different perspective" as he approaches the work of the committee, especially as it relates to education, health and human services, and taxes.

3. In the RegionCleveland Area Won't Regain Jobs Lost During Recession Until 2019
According to a recent report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, it will take the Greater Cleveland area until 2019 to regain all of the jobs lost during the Great Recession. Although the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor metro area's projected 2015 job growth rate is below that of the nation, it is on par with most Ohio metros.

4. At Community SolutionsCCS in the News/AFC Request for Applications for 2015-2016 AIDS United AmeriCorps Host Agencies

5. This Week's CCS InfographicLink Between Financial Security and Political Engagement
According to new data from the Pew Research Center, Americans who are financially secure are more likely to know about the political system and participate by voting and contacting their elected officials than those who are less financially secure.

For more information, and to read the whole report, see “The Politics of Financial Insecurity,” accessible at http://www.people-press.org/2015/01/08/the-politics-of-financial-insecurity-a-democratic-tilt-undercut-by-low-participation/.

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