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Where Do Local Governments Derive Power from?

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Local government derive power from their citizens, as well as their citizens' taxes. The taxes, of course, finance most endeavors of local governments, especially in small-town settings. Local governments also involve a lot of government-citizen interaction, so there is usually a very communicative relationship between a local government and those who live within it.
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from taxes and taking peoples money from them and killing them and raping them.
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Local governments get their power from the state's constitution.
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from the people and the U.S. constitution and each state's constitution.
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Central Government: Deals with foreign policy. Makes the rules. Raises taxes. Funds health care, education, welfare, etc. Local Government: Allowed to raise Council Tax by the Central
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