Regional Cooperation (continued):
Is it possible? What opportunities exist?
Iowa ranks #3 on Kiplinger’s ranking of the “least tax-friendly states for middle-class families.” Other rankings: #1 Illinois; #2 Connecticut; #3 Iowa; #4 New Jersey; #5 New York. “Our survey also shows that the average property tax rate in the Hawkeye State is the 11th-highest in the nation.” Kiplinger E-newsletter, 11/16/2020
Is there a way through regional cooperation, to share resources and responsibilities in order to increase efficiencies and effectiveness in the public sector?
Building on the Town Hall #8 discussion:
- What are some additional candidates for regional cooperation?
- Is there a way to share resources regionally?
- The necessary balance between benefit and cost?
- Dealing with the polarity: Individual vs. Common Good.
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