News From the Field
No strength in numbers
February 7, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Urban legislators have long lamented that they do not get their fair share of bills passed in state governments, often blaming rural and suburban interests for blocking their efforts. Now, a new study confirms one of those suspicions but surprisingly refutes the other. The analysis--of 1,736 bills in 13 states over 120 years--found that big-city legislation was passed at dramatically lower rates than bills for smaller places.Full Story
University of Rochester
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