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Poll: Some support, little understanding on consolidation

on 04.12.11. Categories News, In the Media
by Charles Wiff
Statewide survey finds public has reservations on merging some services

A majority of New Yorkers are in favor of government consolidation, but when it comes to saying what that means and where it should be done there are divergent opinions.

So says a Marist College/Dyson Foundation study released today. The survey, titled "Striking a Balance: New Yorkers Speak Out on Rightsizing Local Government," polled 4,500 state residents by telephone, including about 500 in the Capital District. It was found 54 percent of respondents would favor consolidations in their own local government.


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