Thursday, April 07, 2005

congrats Henderson Yarbrough

Henderson Yarbrough was elected president of the Village of Maywood.

Henderson Yarbrough is one of the nicest people I've met in politics. He's also Rep. Karen Yarbrough's (D-Maywood) husband.

I mention this because I have a theory about local government.

Over time the tax burden has shifted from the income tax to the property tax. This is the same period when non-partisan local government became the rage.

I suspect that disconnecting local elections from the Democrats and the Republicans in the state legislatures and Congress made it easier for states and the federal government to pass problems down to local government without passing adequate funding along with the problems.



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