Merging Municipal Functions into Counties is a Bad Idea

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A recently introduced bill in Harrisburg would mandate that all municipal functions be merged into their host county.  The rationale is an old one-too many municipalities are stifling economic growth and development.  Furthermore, bill backers claim there are too many municipalities in financial difficulty with underfunded pension plans and merging them into their county is the only way to save them.  But does this idea have any merit? 



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