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Final Federal ARPA Rules Give Cuyahoga County Greater Flexibility in Spending the Funds

Cuyahoga County calculated a revenue loss of $264 million in 2020, according to a presentation by Maher Duessel, the County’s consultant advising on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Representatives from Maher Deussel presented at County Council’s May 16 Finance and Budgeting Committee meeting and shared that according to their calculations, the total actual revenue...

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When a researcher puts on her walking shoes: Reflections on our new Ward Fact Sheets by a former candidate

For the past seven years, one of my responsibilities here at Community Solutions has been compiling data fact sheets for different geographies – counties, cities, legislative districts, neighborhoods, and wards. I’ve produced thousands of these fact sheets over the years, but in 2021, I got to have a different perspective. I took a temporary leave...

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Redistricting in Ohio: What has Happened and What is Next?

Kate Warren is currently on leave from The Center for Community Solutions. In late April, 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau delivered the results of the apportionment count from the 2020 Census: For the sixth decade in a row, Ohio will lose a congressional seat, taking our congressional delegation from 16 to 15 before next year’s...

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Ohio should plan to delay redistricting process to ensure the best result: fair districts based on accurate data

It was recently announced that Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is suing the U.S. Census Bureau over the delay in delivering 2020 Census data, which will be used in the state’s redistricting process. While frustration over the delays is understandable, the state should consider pursing other avenues to ensure the data used in redistricting is...

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