The Pulse: Citizens League Issues Scan

"The Pulse", the Citizens League issue scan looks at topics of interest to members of the Citizens League (www.citizensleague.net)

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Friday, May 09, 2003
 
Energy and the Environment. Minnesota ranks high for per capita energy-efficiency program spending. According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Minneosra ranks 11th out of the fifty states for per capity energy-efficiency program spending. The spending is at a level of more than $10 per person. Our neighbors of Wisconsin and Iowa are ranked 7th and 13th respectively. North Dakota ranked 19, while it's southern neighbor ranked 38th. (348)

Thursday, May 08, 2003
 
Demographics. State's median age to peak in 2040. The state's demographic office recently announced that the state's median age is expected to peak in the year 2040 at 40.9 years. The population will increase to more than 7 million by 2060. By 2060, the Minnesota population of people 65 and older is expected to almost triple the current level. The full demographic report, "Long-term Illustrative Population Projections for Minnesota" is available at www.demography.state.mn.us. (347)