November 30, 2023 5:51 am

Labor Market Improves for Another Month in October

The United States added 150,000 new jobs in October, according to the monthly report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Average hourly wages rose 4.1 percent from a year earlier and by 7 cents, or 0.2 percent, compared to September. The national unemployment rate changed little at 3.9 percent.  The largest gains were seen …

Supreme Court Says State Lawmakers Can’t Just Ignore State Law when Drawing Voting Districts or Choosing Presidential Electors

For months, legislators, legal scholars and people simply interested in democracy and elections were fixated on a case before the Supreme Court, Moore v. Harper. Those following the case, which asked the justices to rule on the “independent state legislature doctrine,” have held their collective breath awaiting the outcome, which could have changed fundamental aspects of U.S. elections and politics.