Lawmakers are considering a proposal to spend up to one-million-dollars in state funds to promote participation in the 2020 census.

Legislative leaders met earlier this week to discuss spending anywhere between 500-thousand to one-million dollars.

Both Democrats and Republicans are in favor of the spending, saying the census will be essential in determining new legislative boundaries and federal funding for Utah.

The Legislature could meet in a special session later this year to vote on the census funds.

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