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Old 04-18-2014, 06:14 PM
Location: CT, New England
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I disagree. Less government intervention is not ALWAYS a good thing. And American history has proved it after the Industrial Revolution boom.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Location: The Northeast - hoping one day the Northwest!
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so in a previous post i noted that i'm moving from the Hudson Valley to the Norwich CT area very soon for a new job- to my GREAT surprise- CT has no county administrative power?!?- yet kept the names and boundary lines.... this directly will affect my job oddly enough- but i really want to understand why & how this happened and what has been the outcome.

[In NY- we heavily rely on County Government, however, its a much larger and more populated state- especially close to urban areas, its one more level of protection for municipalities/environment and yet can be a monetary & governmental burden added to the quagmire if not administered properly or in anyway contentious. I do not want to come across as biased- but can anyone explain why CT abolished their County Governments... and how you think it has turned out 40+ years later??] Thanks- CT newbie

I actually had the opposite happen to me. I grew up in MA, and the county I was (Hampden) in abolished county government. It was in 1998 ( according to wiki) and I was a teen then, so I didn't know anything about it, or paid attention. I moved to CT in 2002 and noticed it was ran pretty much the same way as MA. In 2008 I moved to Florida and I was SO surprised by the presence of county government and how people will actually say what county they are (at least in Tampa Bay) from instead of the town/city! I hope to actually move back to CT and probably will be moving to Middletown, but i won't say, "Oh I live in Middlesex"

Until I moved here, I never realized there was such a thing as county government (never really thought about it though) I just thought it was a way to break up the state for when cases need to go to court.

I'm glad you asked this question, because now from living here, I do really wonder why CT, RI and MA (some counties) don't.
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