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Lewis County Commission Looking into Possible Census Redo

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The Lewis County Commission said they're not happy with the results of the most recent census, and is looking to have it redone.

Commission President Pat Boyle said he believes the counts of people in some houses were inaccurate.

Census figures can affect the amount of funding counties receive for some programs.

Commissioners want to be sure the numbers reflect the growth they know the county has been experiencing.

"We know the numbers are askew. Our county's been growing, and we know the county's been growing, and especially the Jane Lew area," Boyle said. "We know that section of the county has been booming. So we know the numbers are wrong, but to prove that we need to file all the necessary paperwork and jump through the hoops."

The commission is waiting to collect more information on how the census was done before making a final decision on whether or not to pursue the issue further.

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