New York Times: Rural legislators’ power ebbs as populations shift

June 7, 2011 | EPA

In a June 2 article, The New York Times reported:

"The people who remain in rural parts of the country are used to seeing declining enrollment at schools and shuttered businesses on Main Street, as well as weakening political muscle in Washington. But now they are watching their political power falter even in states that have long been considered synonymous with rural America."

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