March 30 ,2010 — Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and the other Founding Fathers created the census in 1790 when they wrote the U.S. Constitution and empowered Congress to count every person living in the United States of America and to use that count to determine representation in the Congress.
The census has been taken faithfully every 10 years since then, the use of the data collected has increased and watch out now — this year is a census year.
March 23, 2010 — It’s no secret, and it shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone living in Lassen County — the state of California faces a fiscal crisis of frightening and historic proportions that’s not likely to be resolved any time soon. While legislators, politicians and pundits try to place the blame and offer possible stopgap solutions, most of them ignore the simple, down - to - earth reality faced by every household in the state trying to balance its checkbook and keep food on the table and every business leader from San Ysidro to Fort Dick struggling to stay in business and make payroll every week. You can’t spend money you don’t have.