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Governor Ducey Urges Census Participation

Governor Doug Ducey and the head of the U.S. Census Bureau are encouraging Arizonans to complete their census forms as statistics showed more than 10% still haven't done so.

With just 13 days remaining before the count ends, Arizona could lose as much as $500 million a year in federal Medicaid payments alone if Census participation doesn’t increase. Census Bureau statistics show more than 40 states have better participation than Arizona. Ducey and Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham said yesterday at a news conference more than 400 additional census workers have been brought in since last week to help locate people who haven’t completed their census forms.