We Need Accurate Census Data to Effectively Use Resources

MACo Associate Director Barbara Zektick testified in support of Senate Bill 855, “2020 Census Grant Program – Establishment and Funding”, before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee on March 7, 2018.

This bill would allow local governments to seek matching grant funds to help conduct a fair and accurate census. Governments at every level use data from the census to allocate appropriate funding and resources. An accurate count affects the local economy and the ability of local governments to effectively provide services for years after the census is taken.

From MACo Testimony:

For more information, follow MACo’s advocacy efforts during the 2018 legislative session here.