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• A report from two civil rights groups says a method being used for the first time by the U.S. Census Bureau to protect people’s privacy in 2020 census data could make voting rights enforcement more difficult. Read More »
• It happens only once a decade, so it can be hard to make sense of the census. NPR’s census reporter has rounded up facts that debunk some of the most common misconceptions about the national count. Read More »
• In June of last year, a reporter asked Governor Ron DeSantis about a request from Democratic lawmakers “to form a census committee to ensure that Floridians aren’t miscounted.” Census numbers determine federal funding for things like Medicaid, Pell grants and school lunch assistance. DeSantis said: “The federal government does that, we don’t have a role in it … if they have concerns, they should talk to the Commerce Department in Washington.” What a difference six months can make! This week, the governor announced the formation of Florida’s Complete Count Committee, which will coordinate with the U.S. Census Bureau on the constitutionally required tally of the nation’s population. Dems were concerned that Florida was at risk of an undercount and therefore … Read More »
• The US Supreme Court has blocked for now the inclusion of the citizenship question from the 2020 census. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the accuracy of that census has major repercussions for Florida, since it’s used for more than calculating the amount of representation in Congress and state legislatures. Read More »