The Trump administration will end the 2020 Census count early thanks to a decision by the Supreme Court.
According to the Cuomo administration, the enumeration will sputter to a stop on Friday, October 16 at 6 a.m.
The early end to the census could mean a couple of things for New York State, according to Blair Horner, executive director of the New York Public Interest Research Group.
First, the shortened census could produce an undercount of minority and rural populations, Horner told Capital Tonight. Second, an undercount could mean that the state may lose two congressional seats, rather than the expected one.
The Independent Redistricting Commission, which will determine the district lines for congressional and state legislative offices, met again Wednesday. They discussed the hiring of co-executive directors by their next meeting on November 12.
The salaries for the staff positions will be $145,000 per year.