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Local Government in Connecticut, Third Edition
Frank B. Connolly; Roger L. Kemp, contrib.; Philip K. Schenck, contrib.

The Driftless Connecticut Series

2013 • 240 pp. 16 illus., 7 tables, 3 maps 7 x 10"
Local Government

$40.00 Paperback, 978-0-8195-7401-5
$31.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7402-2

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3rd edition

“If there be any doubts that Connecticut residents should take city and town affairs seriously, then the new edition of Local Government in Connecticut should dispel them…The latest version of Local Government offers a very complete textbook on modern city and town administration in our state.”
Donald W. Rogers, Connecticut History Review

Indispensable guide to the ins and outs of Connecticut local government

Originally published in 1992 and revised in 2001, Frank B. Connolly’s Local Government in Connecticut is one of the most useful and well-established resources on the state’s local government. Written expressly for public officials and students, the book explains Connecticut’s basic forms of local government and its many variants, as well as examining their inner workings, including governance, management, administration, municipal services, education, and land use. This new edition has been entirely revised, expanded, and updated, with new chapters on charter revision, municipal employees and unionization, education, homeland security and local government, pensions, and economic development. It includes references to key sections of the Connecticut General Statutes. This unique and indispensable resource for the state is published in cooperation with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

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FRANK B. CONNOLLY is an active participant in local government. He has held numerous municipal positions, including as a town manager and a school business official, in several Connecticut municipalities and written articles for Connecticut Magazine, Connecticut Government, and several newspapers. He lives in Portland, Connecticut. ROGER L. KEMP has contributed to nearly fifty books on municipal government, most recently, The Municipal Budget Crunch: A Handbook for Professionals. He has served as a city manager in cities in Connecticut, New Jersey, and California, and as the president of the Connecticut chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. He lives in Meriden, Connecticut. PHILIP K. SCHENCK has served in Connecticut and other New England municipalities as a town manager for over forty years. A former president of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and former chairman of the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency, he lives in Avon, Connecticut.

A Driftless Connecticut Series Book
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