U.S. Census news: FL gains 1 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

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With its growing population, Florida has gained one new seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, pushing the total delegation from 27 to 28.

The U.S. Census announced the figures Monday, showing the changes across the 50 states.

Texas gained two new seats, and Colorado, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon and Colorado gained one seat.

Several midwestern states lost seats, as did California and New York.

More to come.

 

Diane Rado
Diane Rado has covered state and local government and public schools in six states over some 30 years, focusing on policy and investigative stories as well as legislative and political reporting. She spent most of her career at the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and did a fellowship in education reform at the University of Michigan in 1999-2000. She is married to a journalist and has three adult children.