Federal spending

Why Does the Census Matter for State and Local Governments?

By and ·March 22, 2019
McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

The Issue:

The 2020 Census is rapidly approaching. Much attention has focused on whether including a citizenship question will impact the accuracy of the count. But other factors  – ranging from technical issues, to funding, to the ability to hire the number of census workers required  –  also present challenges.

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