CA officials: 2010 census shortened state by 1.5 million

December 28, 2010 4:49:07 PM PST
California officials say the 2010 census shorted the state by 1.5 million people.

The federal census puts California's population at 37.3 million, but the state's finance department says the population is nearly 39 million.

If correct, the state's number would entitle California to billions in additional federal aid and possibly another seat in congress.

Governor-elect Jerry Brown says he'll review the matter when he takes office in January.