local government law

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Local governments, those which govern cities, villages, counties, and towns, are established and regulated by state law. Their authority in relation to other units of local government and in relation to state government rests ultimately on state law. The procedures by which their governing bodies are elected and their framework of governance rests on state law as well.

State Statutes

  • State Local Government Statutes
  • State County Government Statutes
  • State Municipal Government Statutes

Key Internet Sources

  • U.S. State & Local Gateway
  • Council of State Governments
  • Governing
  • International City/County Management Ass'n
  • State & Local Government on the Net
  • Official City Sites

[Last updated in June of 2023 by the Wex Definitions Team]