Taking a closer look at Municipal Mergers

    One New Year story that has been lost amid news about the economy, politics, and war is that Pennsylvania has one fewer municipality in 2009. Just south of Pittsburgh – tiny Alexander Borough in Washington County has merged with Donegal Township. WHYY’s Dave Heller speaks with Mark Muro, Fellow and Policy director at the Brookings Institution about the benefits of municipal mergers in Pennsylvania.

    One New Year story that has been lost amid news about the economy, politics, and war is that Pennsylvania has one fewer municipality in 2009. Just south of Pittsburgh – tiny Alexander Borough in Washington County has merged with Donegal Township. WHYY’s Dave Heller speaks with Mark Muro, Fellow and Policy director at the Brookings Institution about the benefits of municipal mergers in Pennsylvania.

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