Wendell Cox Article: Efficiency and Effectiveness in Ohio Townships


Wendell Cox, author of two OTA-commissioned reports on the effectiveness of township government in Ohio, recently published an article on that same topic wiith NewGeography. Find the first two paragraphs below, and read the article in its entirety here.

For decades, political interests and academics have proposed measures to require consolidation of local governments under the assumption that “bigger-is-better,” and that larger governments are inherently more efficient. Often such initiatives equate efficiency with a smaller number of governments. The data indicates otherwise.

Our recent report for the Ohio Township Association (Ohio Townships: Spending Taxing and Borrowing Less) analyzes local government financial data from the Auditor of State (2015), updating a previous analysis.