Mixed Message: If You Don’t Fill Out Your Census, We Won’t Do More Widenings

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Hmm. If I knew that my census form was going to help determine how much sprawl-inducing highway expansion funding my community was going to get, I would have told them there were -4,000,000 in my house.

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