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All Fresno County residents need to be counted in new census for their own good

When municipalities face financial shortfalls, it forces government officials to often resort to two undesirable choices — raise taxes or cut services. So it’s pertinent that taxpayers receive as much help as possible from the federal government. No, this column is not calling for enlarging the existing bureaucracy. Rather, we call on residents to participate in a once-in-a-decade tradition of sorts: filling out the U.S. Census.