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State and Local Government - New York City

What are the advantages and disadvantages of New York City's government system for its citizens? How is the provision of funds to local sub governments affected or optimized by New York City's governance system?

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The question you ask involves state and municipal politics and the way in which local governments function under the auspices of the state of New York.

First, we must understand that the New York City government is an entity within the state of New York, and that it is more centralized than that of most other U.S. cities. The mayor is elected to a four-year term and is responsible for the administration of city government. The New York City Council is a unicameral body consisting of 51 members, each elected from a geographic district, normally for four year terms.

There are several advantages of the city government with the city government being responsible for public education, correctional ...

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The advantages and disadvantages of New York City's government system for its citizens is discussed.

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