IN THE NEWS: Lawmakers ask state to invest in Eastern Washington census efforts

On Wednesday, Sen. Mike Padden (R-Spokane Valley) and Rep. Bill Jenkin (R-Prosser) sent a letter to former Gov. Gary Locke, chairman of Washington Complete Count Committee, and the Washington State Office of Financial Management, voicing their strong concerns about the need for additional efforts to promote eastern Washington participation in the 2020 U.S. Census.

In their letter, the lawmakers, who serve as the House and Senate Republican members on the state Complete Count Committee, write:

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