Census participation is important

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By The Staff

For several weeks, public service announcements have stressed the importance of completing the 2010 census forms which are arriving in the mail now.  It is vital that we participate.

There is much at stake.  Billions of your tax dollars will be divided among the states based on census results.  Funding for education, transportation, Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs will be affected.

The size of our congressional delegation will be determined.  At one time, Kentucky had eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  We now have six.  

Personal security and confidential information are highly respected.  Automated computer safeguards ensure names and addresses are separated from other data.  Answering the 10 questions will take only 10 minutes and will benefit all Kentuckians.

State Senator Ernie Harris