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By Assemblywoman Marie Waldron
Special to Valley News 

Get ready to be counted


Last updated 8/2/2018 at 3:17pm

The first national census was taken in 1790, and the nation is gearing up for the next one in 2020.

There’s a lot riding on the census. For one thing, Congressional representation is based on an accurate count, and distribution of around $65 billion in federal funding will be heavily impacted by the census. While every state gets two senators regardless of population, an incorrect count could easily impact representation in the House of Representatives. And if they are undercounted, fewer of tax dollars will make the round trip from California to Washington and back.

At the state level,...

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