Connecticut and the rest of the country will begin the decennial census next month. So much depends upon this count. Federal infrastructure, education, and public safety funding; representation in Congress and the state legislature; and even economic development all rely on the data collected. That is why we at the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) have created a plan of action to help towns and cities make sure every resident is counted. The Census Bureau is dealing with constrained budgets, long-standing distrust in government, informal living arrangements, a mobile population, increasingly diverse populations, and rapidly changing technology. Because each and every person living in America at the time the Census takes place must...
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OP-ED | Making Sure The Count Counts