A research agenda for assessing the impact of fragmented governance on southwestern Pennsylvania

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  • "TR-139-HE."
  • "Prepared for Heinz Endowments"
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 27-32).


  • Why study approaches to local governance? -- Components of local government quality -- How and what public services are provided? -- How are taxes revenues collected? -- How does local government affect investment and location decisions? -- Models of county and regional governance -- One-tier consolidation -- Two-tier restructuring -- Three-tier reform -- In conclusion -- Toward a model of governance for Allegheny County -- Services, taxes, and decisionmaking -- Implications for governance in Allegheny County -- Analysis of government expenditures on public services in Allegheny County
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