Senate Review: Billions of dollars depend on an accurate census
April 22, 2020
While our state and nation continue to focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that we do not forget about the United States Census. I’ve returned my census form, and I hope you will, too.
The census is mandated by the Constitution to be taken every 10 years, and it’s extremely important we get a full count. Unfortunately, our state response rate has trailed the national rate by about five percentage points. As of April 17, the national response rate was 49.4 percent and the state response rate was 44.5 percent. Across the district, Garfield County is leading the...