Gov. Jay Nixon today released the following statement concerning the 2010 U.S. Census results:
"Today's census announcement confirms that Missouri is a growing state. While our growth rate of 7 percent over the past 10 years far exceeds the growth rate across the Midwest, we unfortunately fell short of the benchmark for keeping nine seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the coming months, the General Assembly will begin the important process of redrawing congressional district lines, and that process must move forward openly, transparently and fairly."