Friday, March 21, 2008

Memphis machinations

Different city, same story. Take this headline yesterday: Memphis Tax Structure at Root Of Struggles, Expert Says

You could almost replace "Memphis" with "Pittsburgh" and rerun that story here. Memphis is in the news today because of an unexpected announcement that the mayor there is going to resign over the summer. Memphis is worth keeping an eye on because they have their own ongoing debate over the efficacy of city-county consolidation. Some of their past political infighting sure sounds familiar and their current legal issues are pretty similar as well. Also, the history of the Memphis Manifesto has several Pittsburgh linkages as well.


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