local government

The politics and economics of local government fragmentation

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In a cute little analysis, Richard Florida and U of T’s Martin Prosperity Institute have mapped local government fragmentation by American state (see the map above). It is sobering to see that Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas have more local governments than all of Canada (over about 4,000). (It is unclear, however, whether they are including special-purpose local governments  in the total, or are only counting general-purpose municipal governments.)

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