Evers orders 'Complete Count Committee' for 2020 federal census

NOW: Evers orders ’Complete Count Committee’ for 2020 federal census

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin is looking ahead to next year's census. 

Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order in Milwaukee on Monday, Oct. 28, creating a "Complete Count Committee."

The panel's job will be to teach people across the state how important it is to get a full count of residents.

The governor says Wisconsin ranks near the bottom in federal funding, so an accurate count is needed to make sure our tax dollars are coming back from Washington.

"And we also need to make sure that hard to count populations such as people of color, our seniors, immigrant communities, low-income families, and folks in our rural areas are getting counted so that local funding comes back to our schools, roads and bridges," Gov. Evers said.

The 2020 census will be used to determine how more than 600 billion federal dollars are distributed to the 50 states. 

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