Source: Government, Law and Policy Journal
The Winter 2007 Government, Law and Policy Journal focuses on key aspects of municipal cooperation, consolidation and service sharing among local governments in New York State. The idea for an issue devoted to this topic came out of the Government Law Center’s recent partnership with the NYS Department of State to develop tools, such as a user-friendly manual and an interactive network of educational institutions and municipal associations, to assists local governments that endeavor to work together to provide services to citizens of New York. The lead article by New York’s Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes-Vazques provides a framework for municipal cooperation. The remaining eleven articles express a variety of perspectives from state and local government, the legislative and executive branches, academia and other professions who work in the field.