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Texas 'special districts'

Why does Texas have so many special districts, and what are some of the problems associated with them?

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Texas Special Districts

One of the biggest criticisms of the way the state is administered is that Texas has so many different 'special districts' rising to about 2,400 in 2007 alone. What are special districts? These are units of local governments created to perform a special function. In Williamson County alone there are over 42 ranging from Mill management to emergency and sewage services (see Critics ...

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The solution is a 418-word concise discussion regarding the manifold Texas 'special districts' in relation to their number and the problems associated with them (including conflict of interest as well as the possibility of corruption). References are listed for expansion. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing and download.