Yesterday the House voted to eliminate the ACS. http://blogs.planning.org/policy/201...or-the-census/ For those unfamilar with the ACS, the ACS is the tool that provides the Census and policy makers updated population estimates on a yearly basis, as well as other important imformation.
This is incredibly short sighted and smells to me of election year b.s. ACS data is important for updated population projections which is vital in the fast growing area I work in. Without this data, I will have to use often flawed population data, (i.e. linear growth). The ACS data helps planner notice changes often 5 or more years before the Census would reflect hose changes. My hope is that the Senate will reject this garbage.
Really House, this is the important issues you should be tackling right now?! Is the population marching on DC now shouting down with the ACS?! FFS, Congress how about you work on something more worthwhile!!