Not quite sure what is bringing up the confluence of coverage on government consolidation right now. A view from out east on government fragmentation in Pennsylvania is in this post on the WHYY blog It's Our City: Too many boroughs? A closer look at municipal mergers. Followed by the Trib's version of what is happening on the ground here: City debt concern delays merger with county, and even Johnstown's Tribune Democrat weights in with: Consolidation: End the silence Legislature must play an expanded role. Nothing new to any of this and the same issues have been debated for
Anyway, I guess I ought to update my Primer on Regionalism and Local Government Fragmentation in the Pittsburgh region.