Representation — and federal funding — at stake with 2020 Census

This is the first time the U.S. Census can be completed online. Still, local leaders worry about a potential undercount. Photo credit Chase Castor/The Beacon.

By Celisa Calacal

If more Missouri residents had completed the 2010 Census, there’s a chance the state wouldn’t have lost a seat in Congress. Kansans could have received more funding for essential programs like Medicare and Medicaid. And Kansas City could have qualified for more coronavirus relief funds from the federal government.