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Trump’s Attacks on Census Go Well Beyond Citizenship Question

Sasha Abramsky Truthout
The Trump administration has, in keeping with GOP spending priorities over a number of years, consistently asked for Census Bureau budgets that don’t even begin to keep pace with the financial needs of the Bureau as Census 2020 approaches.

A Better Count

Mike Maciag Governing
The 2020 census is plagued by uncertainties. Here's how some places are preparing.

An Insidious Way to Underrepresent Minorities

Gary D. Bass & Adrien Schless-Meier The American Prospect
Cuts in U.S. Census funding threaten to produce an undercount of minorities and the poor and to reduce their share of federal aid.
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