To understand how local government works, you must first understand how your state operates. Among many other things, state law determines the authority vested in local government and state politics affect local government budgets. Find out more below:
Both cities and counties play an important role in our daily lives. While their responsibilities may often seem to overlap they have a distinct purview and often delegate oversight to one another based on the issue.
We often think of cities and towns when it comes to local government, but there are other important local entities that are responsible for coordinating services and policy across multiple jurisdictions. Find out more below:
No city comes in one shape or size, but understanding its structure can help to understand where the power lies and how decisions are made. Find out more below:
A lot goes into running a city. Local governments are tasked with providing an extensive range of public services in addition to promoting the social, economic, and development interests of the residents who live or work there. Find out […]