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Low Census Returns Mean Less $ for Dallas/Fort Worth

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Officials: Low census returns may mean less funding, representation for Dallas-Fort Worth 12:15 PM CT | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Fort Worth News

12:29 PM CDT on Thursday, April 1, 2010

By ERIC AASEN / The Dallas Morning News
eaasen@dallasnews.com

North Texas elected officials today said they’re concerned about low census response rates in parts of the state and urged residents to return their census forms as soon as possible.

So far this year, Texas has one of the lowest mail-participation rates in the country. As of this morning, 46 percent of Texans had mailed back their census forms, compared with 52 percent nationally, according to the Census Bureau’s Web site.

Census numbers are used to distribute congressional seats and to divvy up hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds to local governments each year. A more complete headcount will help Dallas-Fort Worth capture more federal funding, said the officials, who gathered this morning at a census office in Dallas' Stemmons Corridor.

“We’re talking about federal funds and we’re talking about representation,” said Pauline Medrano, a Dallas City Council member. “Our voice in this community must be heard. It is about power, and it is about federal funding and we must make sure that our North Texas region ... is well-represented.”
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equal less for illegals.. my my.. tis a shame.
 

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Who cares?

They will seceed by the end of the year anyway. They don't need our money
 
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Who cares?

They will seceed by the end of the year anyway. They don't need our money

Seceding? Really? Got any evidence to back that up?
Texas Governor Floats Possibility Of Secession - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

April 16, 2009 1:21 PM
Texas Governor Floats Possibility Of Secession

(AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)
Does Gov. Rick Perry want his state of Texas to secede from the union?

Perry is making headlines for suggesting yesterday that people in his state are so fed up with high taxes and President Obama's stimulus spending that breaking away from the Union might be an option.
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