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"The problem is that non-voters, such as illegal immigrants, are concentrated in states with the highest population growth.  We are increasingly giving more congressional representation to states with the lowest voter participation."

"Orlando J. Rodriguez ... noted that most of the recent modest increases in the state’s population were because of increases in Connecticut’s Latino community. But it looks like that trend has ground to a halt."

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"Rodriguez said they also want to do a better job of capturing the financial information of individual districts, and find out how much each is spending on bilingual education. 'What we're really trying to do is to get people first of all aware of this problem. It's really under the radar,' he said."

“'Simply put,' says Rodriguez, 'The numbers are growing, and if Latinos don’t enter the middle class of Connecticut in large numbers, the state’s economy will feel it negatively…and if they do enter it in large numbers, the economy will grow.'"

"'The population projections all show the numbers [population of children] are going to keep going down, but there is a lot of resistance' to closing schools, Rodriguez said."

"Rodriguez added that since local registrars don't track voter registration by ethnicity, the state relies on a formula to approximate Hispanic voter registration, checking registrations against a list of common Hispanic surnames."

"'Given its proximity to the $1.3 trillion metro-NYC economy, it should not be surprising that Fairfield County created more private sector jobs than any other Connecticut county between 2010 and 2012,' said Rodriguez, a specialist in economic and fiscal policy."