File under the more things change
..... Anyone notice the little story last week
that says the municipality of Ross is opposed to disincorporating... Not a big surprise in itself, but it does look at the issue in a very narrow way. It's not just a question of Ross, or any single municipality, or even of municipalities in general. When you add it up, there are a lot of governments in Pennsylvania, and we pay for it one way or another.
Completely random historical footnote related to that... Looking for something else I recently came across this article from 1974: Study Seeks to Cut Government Growth
. The article and the report it focused on had a section talking specifically about Whitehall. What really caught my eye was the he graphic that went with it:
The article and graphic refer back to an ACIR report that had the chart below. I could update that chart today I guess, but why bother. Would it have changed much? The curious thing is the inclusion of the City of Pittsburgh in that table.