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Maryland Stresses Importance Of Census

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Maryland is preparing for the 2010 census by working to make sure all the state's residents are counted.

The federal Census Bureau conducts the survey, but states have a vested interest in making sure the count is accurate. Census data affects federal funding decisions on education, health care, and transportation among other areas.

Governor Martin O'Malley says for the state to get its fair share of federal money, all residents need to return the census forms that will be mailed out starting next March.

Maryland has begun an outreach plan that includes advertising on buses, at Motor Vehicle Administration branches, and state and county Web sites.

In the last census in 2000 Maryland's population was just under 5.3 million, making it the 19th most populous state in the nation.

Matt McCleskey reports...

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