The New Annual American Community Survey
"Census Director Louis Kincannon said this week that 2005 was crucial to the survey. Kincannon had warned that the bureau would have to scrap the project and start planning for another long form for the next head count in 2010 if the bureau did not receive the $146 million.
The biggest benefit was that it would supply federal and state governments data every year instead of every 10 years to help them plan money distribution, schools construction and social service programs, Kincannon said."
Thanks to Chris Steins