Too Many Governments?
It’s too early to call it a movement, but state and local officials are beginning to ask hard questions about the multiplicity of government agencies.
New York State has more than 10,500 governmental entities. New Jersey has 567 municipalities, which are in part to blame for some of the highest property taxes in the nation, write our colleagues William D. Eggers and John O'Leary at Management Insights.
Find out what it takes to deflate ballooning government. READ MORE.
Management Insights is published here on Governing.com in collaboration with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. The column is moderated by Stephen Goldsmith, a Professor of Government at Harvard Kennedy School (on leave), and deputy mayor of operations for the City of New York.
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