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View Diary: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder deals democracy another blow (291 comments)

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  •  City county mergers have generally (0+ / 0-)

    worked well where they have been tried: Indianapolis IN;  Lexington and Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN; Jacksonville, FL.

    •  The money's in the wrong county (2+ / 0-)
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      blueoregon, Aquarius40

      8 Mile is both a city and county boundary.  There's no way it'd do anything but drag the county down.  

      Any meaningful merger would have to include Oakland and Macomb counties and, well...good luck with that.

      •  They pulled it off in New York (0+ / 0-)

        New York City prior to 1898 consisted only of Manhattan Island, and the part of what is now the Bronx that is west of the Bronx River. All of New York, Kings and Richmond Counties, the western part of what was then Queens County (the part not included became Nassau County) and the southern part of Westchester County were all consolidated. It worked spectacularly.

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