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Cost of federal census recounts push growing towns to do it themselves

Officials in the city of Lebanon worried that the amount of state money distributed from Tennessee agencies based on 2020 census figures wasn’t keeping pace with their explosive growth. So they reached out to the U.S. Census Bureau to ask about conducting another head count, or “special census,” for the city on the edge of metro Nashville.But Lebanon officials balked at the $880,000 price tag and decided to do it themselves.“We think we can do i…

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