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    Setsuna Mudo, Audrid

    Usually, they are called county commissions or boards or councils.  They are usually fairly small.  The world "legislature" is used here since they go by different names depending on the state.  Don't get stuck up on the individual word; these are not anywhere near the size or complexity of of a state legislature.

    My county "legislature" consists of 14 elected members elected from single-member districts.  Counties usually handle thing like the upkeed of roads and police service in rural/suburban areas, though, there are highly urbanized areas in this country that are not incorporated as individual cities and as thus serviced by counties.

    •  lol, I imagined a 400-member legislature (1+ / 0-)
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      gabjoh

      like some kind of twisted version of NH St. House, but with an even lower population:representative ratio.

      •  It does get ridiculous sometimes. (1+ / 0-)
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        jncca

        Dane County, Wisconsin (home to Madison, the state capital) has 37 county board supervisors, four more members than the Wisconsin State Senate.

        You don't fight the fights you can win. You fight the fights that need fighting. -President Andrew Sheppard (D-Wisconsin)

        by Gpack3 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 01:37:23 PM PDT

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    •  jeez, I don't know of any county commissions (0+ / 0-)

      bigger than 5 here in Oregon.

      "I join Justice Ginsburg's dissent in full." - Clarence Thomas in Philip Morris USA v. Williams

      by James Allen on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 06:07:07 PM PDT

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