The census isn’t always right. Here’s what cities can do when they think it’s wrong.

Michaelle Bond | Monday, November 25, 2019, The Philadelphia Inquirer

In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau came up against Pennsylvania’s often confusing boundaries for local governments. And at the border of Chester and Delaware Counties, the census got it wrong.

Census Bureau officials, responsible for the comprehensive decennial counting of the nation’s population, determined later that they had incorrectly counted some residents of Thornbury Township, Chester County, as living in a neighboring Delaware County township of the same name.

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Pennsylvania will receive funding to upgrade voting machines, but will it be enough?

Julian Routh | Monday, April 16, 2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Federal funding slated for an upgrade of Pennsylvania’s voting machines might fall far short of what’s needed, forcing counties to take on the financial burden.

The state is expected to get $13.5 million to upgrade machines in time for the 2020 presidential election.

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Pennsylvania official warns CHIP program could end by late March without federal funding

Wes Venteicher | Wednesday, December 6, 2017, The Tribune Review

About 180,000 Pennsylvania children could lose health insurance early next year if Congress doesn’t reauthorize spending for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller.

The state-administered program, known as CHIP, covers children whose families make too much money to qualify for Medicaid but who might not be able to obtain or afford private insurance.

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