Townships seen as state's 'bright spot'
This is in regard to “Need for townships questioned" in the Jan. 30 Telegraph. The characterization of my research attributed to Professor David Hamilton of Texas Tech University is incorrect.
My comparisons of government expenditures by size (population) have included only local governments, not state governments and not the federal government. The strong conclusion of the research is that smaller governments are associated with lower expenditures per capita.
In Illinois, the evidence is that townships are efficient, based upon their substantially lower labor costs (wages and benefits) and other factors.
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