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Florida becomes one of last states to form Census committee

2020 Census starts in two weeks in a remote area of Alaska

US Census offering Floridians jobs that pay as much as $19.50 per hour
US Census offering Floridians jobs that pay as much as $19.50 per hour

ORLANDO, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis says that Florida is forming a statewide committee that helps raise awareness about the upcoming 2020 Census.

The governor on Monday named Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nunez as chair of Florida’s complete count committee.

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Florida was one of the last states in the nation without a committee that encourages residents to participate in the once-a-decade headcount. The 2020 Census starts in two weeks in a remote area of Alaska. The rest of the nation takes part starting in March.

The count will help determine how many congressional seats each state gets and the distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal spending.