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Trend Toward State Centralization
Rapid acceleration of the trend toward state control of local government was one of the most significant effects of the depression. State governments had begun many years earlier to impose central supervision over local finance,1 and they had likewise imposed a measure of control over the administration of school and highway services in extending subsidies to cities, counties, and other local units for the support of these services. Following the collapse of their financial structures early in the depression, however, local governments ...