Jen Fifield

Jen Fifield reports on rural issues for Stateline, She has covered government in Maryland and Arizona. She has won several regional journalism awards, and was recently a fellow in the Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She graduated with honors from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

State Legislatures Have Fewer Farmers, Lawyers; But Higher Education Level

By: - December 10, 2015

UNREPRESENTATIVE: THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF STATE LEGISLATURES, PART III © The Associated Press Democratic state Sens. Kirk Watson, left, and Royce West, both lawyers, vote in the Texas Capitol. More than a fourth of Texas state legislators are lawyers, among the highest rates in the nation. When state Sen. Elder Vogel Jr. isn’t in session with […]