For the really obsessive wonks out there, there was a presentation this morning about all you ever want to know about measuring governments in and of themselves here the US. Government measuring government is like meta-wonking. The presentation from the governments division at the Census Bureau is all on the census web page
. I'm just happy that they no longer count the City of Pittsburgh's Equipment Leasing Authority as a separate local government which they used to do.
Sometimes you can over-wonk things and I suspect most will have eyes glaze over quickly looking at all those slides, as interesting as they are to some of us... So for the general public here is just a reprint
of my graphic of all the local governments in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Just the state version of what I once did for the greater Pittsburgh region