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Local Government County Municipality Special Districts School Districts Public opinion- most trusted, most efficient, most fail Constitution Dillon’s Rule vs. Home Rule Dillon’s rule says that states are all powerful- tell local government what to do Home rule- counties and municipalities have more leeway, charter counties and all municipalities have home rule. Charter is like a local constitution. Non-charter have to go to state for permission Tax limits- no income taxes o Property taxes- limited to 10 mills o County sales tax- option for up to 1 cent with voter approval o County gas tax- 6 cent per gallon-share with cities General vs special laws o General applies to whole state o Special law applies to small, specified area (e.g. an area becoming a city) Local ordinance- local laws Counties 67 1 st two were Escambia and St. Johns chief administrative arm of state- keep records, law enforcement, parks and recreation, etc. organization
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