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John Oliver explains special districts

John Oliver explains special districts on “Last Week Tonight.” These units of government are local government bodies designed to collect taxes dealing with one specific service, like water, parks or sewage. But they are “ghost” entities with little or no oversight and are largely unknown to the public. Hilariously informative!

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  1. This is a fine and informative piece! If you want to see the special districts in your state, check out the Census Bureau’s Census of Governments. Use this page and pull down menu “2012 Census of Governments Organization Tables: Final” or download this pdf. very interesting!!

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