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Ron Daley: Eastern Kentucky can be a loser again in 2020 Census; School Districts are joining effort

Eastern Kentucky stands to be a loser in the 2020 U.S. Census unless successful efforts are made to count all its citizens especially its youth five years of age and under. The loss can be in federal funding and representation in both state and federal government. According to a study by George Washington University, Kentucky stands to lose an estimated $2021 annually for each person not counted...

Bi-partisan task force promotes Kentucky’s 2020 census and the importance of participation

The 2020 Census State Task Force, Governor Matt Bevin, and others gathered in the Capitol Rotunda last week to promote awareness of the upcoming United States Census count.   Those attending the “one year out” event heard from members of the 2020 Census State Task Force, a group made up of state legislators, leaders, and stakeholders, who encouraged statewide participation in the 2020 U.S. Census....

This Week at the Capitol: With only a few days left in session, activity picking up — here’s an update

While issues of the day command much of the focus during sessions of the Kentucky General Assembly, lawmakers also find opportunities to plan ahead for issues expected to arise in the coming years. That was the case this week as lawmakers furthered preparations for Kentucky’s participation in the 2020 U.S. Census. A resolution that passed the House chamber urges local communities across Kentucky...

Bevin joins lawmakers, stakeholders to encourage participation in upcoming 2020 U.S. Census

Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday joined members of the 2020 Census State Task Force, a bipartisan delegation of state legislators, and stakeholder groups in Frankfort to encourage statewide participation in the 2020 U.S. Census. “The decennial U.S. Census is a vital undertaking that directly impacts each state’s legislative representation as well as the allocation of federal funds and governmental services,”...