City of Miami Could Lose $1 Billion Over Ten Years Due to Low Census Count
According to the South Florida Business Journal, Regalado and Ros-Lehtinen believe the Census Bureau might have undercounted immigrants and residents of new condo towers.
"I am requesting the Bureau performs a complete and accurate population recount," Regalado said at a news conference. "The funds that Miami loses due to an undercount will ultimately affect the quality of life of our city and the most vulnerable and neediest of our residents."
Citing figures from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Regalado believes Miami could lose $1 billion in federal money until the next census is taken in 2020.
Though chances of success in getting a recount are very slim.
Similar challenges brought by local governments across America resulted only in a net gain of 2,700 total people being added to the count in the entire nation after the 2000 census.
For two Republicans, Regalado and Ros-Lehtinen sure do want to make sure that federal government squeezes out that extra billion. Think about our debt, you guys!
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