Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: A surprising city for the nation’s fastest-growing average rents; Texas governor’s energy regulation resolution; and community health clinics prepare for federal funding cuts.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Judicial fines mount from Washington state’s ongoing education funding crisis; California state government hiring outreach; and Philly’s ‘text-to-give’ campaign.
Many high-tech centers, like Seattle, are seeing more immigration than they did 10 years ago. At the same time, a drop in immigration to rural agricultural counties has led to critical farm labor shortages.
Unsanitary and crowded living conditions pose risks to migrant workers’ health, increasing their vulnerability to everything from infectious diseases to heat strokes. In a handful of states, efforts are underway to improve living conditions for these workers.