U.S. Census Timer Running Down, State Funding at Stake

Oklahomans to be counted in the U.S. Census is only weeks away, and officials are concerned about participation. “If Oklahoma residents don’t self-report, no one will be looking for them after September,” said Larry Sanders, Oklahoma State University Extension agricultural policy specialist. “This is too important to put off any longer; there’s too much riding on the process.” The decennial head count of every person living in the country is required by the U.S. Constitution, used for apportioning House of Representative seats shares of tax revenue distributed for local uses. Census numbers will be used for such mathematical formulas in…

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