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The Census: Balancing Data Privacy With Usability

Privacy is the hot new topic: it’s one of NCSL’s priorities, The New York Times has a deep privacy project underway, and the ubiquity of smart devices has made data privacy a personal and state concern.

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Census 2020: Counting the Hard-to-Count in Alaska 

For the last three censuses, the Census Bureau has selected a remote Alaska village to be the first community to be counted.

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Counting People and Creating Jobs With New Jersey’s Complete Count Commission

The results of the 2020 census matter—they determine reapportionment and how federal funding is distributed to the states—but the process matters, too.

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New Census Estimates Show Political Power Shifting South and West

With only weeks to go before the 2020 census begins, the Census Bureau has released its population estimates for 2019. 

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Oklahoma Senate Sets Up First Chamber-Specific Census Complete Count Committee

Oklahoma has demonstrated how the political parties can work together for substantive bipartisan cooperation that will benefit their state. Senate leaders from both parties joined to form a Senate-specific 2020 Complete Count Committee (CCC). 

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Census Time

What do Toksook Bay, Alaska, differential privacy, partnership engagement and onesies have to do with the 2020 Census?

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Tools for Engaging Your Community: PSAs for Census 2020

An accurate census count will determine billions of dollars of federal funding and the number of congressional seats for each state—but how can legislators ensure that community members are aware of and participate in the 2020 Census?

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Report: Census Data Key to $1.5 Trillion in Federal Spending

The report examines the magnitude the federal government relies on census data to direct the distribution of federal funding to the states. The federal funds are determined with formulas based on census counts and census data.

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Census Questions Asked and Answered at Summit

The “All About the Census” session at Legislative Summit produced a string of timely questions.

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North Dakota Wants More Olive Gardens

While other states are preparing for the 2020 census with congressional reapportionment gains in mind, North Dakota has a different goal: more Olive Gardens.

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