Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Sheila M Stearns
Presiding Officer, Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission 

Montana Viewpoint for July 15, 2020

Stand up and be counted for what you are about to receive


As the country celebrates its birth as a nation, one of the most patriotic things Montanans can do is stand up and be counted--in the 2020 Census.

Or, more accurately, go online and be counted. Or mail in the census form. Or chat with a census worker. Every 10 years, the country counts how many people live in the United States of America.

The stakes are large. Results of the census determine how much money Montana gets from the federal government. That’s about $2 billion a year now. The equation is simple. The more people counted by the census, the more money Montana gets for highways,...

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