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Cuomo taps Miranda, Liu, MLK III to chair Census Council

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 15:29:13-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a new Census Council will oversee outreach and other efforts to make sure the upcoming Census counts as many New Yorkers as possible.

The Democrat announced Monday that Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lucy Liu and Martin Luther King III have been tapped to co-chair the new council.

He says the council will hold conferences and work in hard-to-reach communities to make sure they're counted. Cuomo says he also plans to propose another $10 million for the state's Census efforts in this year's budget, which if approved would bring state funding efforts up to $70 million.