Reorganization of County Government

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County Reform Plans in State Legislatures

The administrative machinery of many state and city governments has been drastically modified in recent years to promote more efficient management of public services under modern conditions, but the governmental organization of all except a handful of the 3,058 counties in the United States has remained fundamentally unchanged since these units were originally created, many of them in colonial times. Indeed, the structure of county government in some states closely resembles the forms established in the English shires after the ...

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