Passaic Mayor Hector Lora bought 3000 tacos to give away four at a time to anyone who confirms they have completed a census form on Sept. 19, 2020.

With nearly nine days left before the 2020 Census concludes,  New Mexico Public Education (PED) Secretary Ryan Stewart reminds New Mexicans an undercount could impact public education for the next ten years.

In a press release, PED said nearly 15 percent of New Mexico households have yet to be counted in the 2020 Census and the completion deadline is Sept. 30.

Experts estimate that every 1 percent undercount will cost New Mexico $780 million in its fair share of federal tax dollars, read the press release.

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The Carlsbad Municipal Schools received $8.8 million in federal money through support of the State