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Old 06-08-2019, 10:10 AM
Urbanredneck is offline
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Well the same thing for individual states. If Kansas is typical we have 105 counties. Now each county has its own representative in the state house of representatives which has 125 members so some counties have 2. There are 40 senators in the state senate. Now where I am at, Johnson county, supplies roughly 1/3rd of the states income. Yet we dont get that much back from the state for things like schools and roads. The state actually limits how much we can raise taxes. The state also sets spending on a formula of per student so some very poor district in western Kansas gets about the same as a wealthy district here.

I suspect other states are similar.