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What the Marist Poll on Consolidation is Telling Us

on 04.21.11. Categories News, In the Media

Posted on Apr 14, 2011 in Governmental Efficiencies, NYMuniBlog Main
By Christopher A. Andreucci

As we have been writing about on this blog, and indeed as most news outlets have been doing so as well, the topic of local governmental consolidation is a priority in Albany for this state legislative session. If forced to make a prediction, I would have said that a wide majority of New Yorkers favor consolidating and merging the thousands of local governments across the state.  

But a new Marist Poll commissioned by the Dyson Foundation suggests that while there is certainly support for such activities, an overwhelming majority favor considering consolidation (sharing services) over merger and dissolution.

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