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for Popular Government Vol. 2 Issue 6, Apr 1935
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State Constitutional changes proposed a shift in local government by granting the General Assembly the power to organize and structure a city or town's government. Previously, the Municipal Corporation Act (1917) ensured that an independent city or town could choose for itself one of the four forms of government detailed in the act. Mr. Gardner, Associate Director of The Institute of Government, explains each of the four types of government and reviews the consequence of such a shift from local to statewide government control.
The Depression greatly affected funding for the State's schools because of ten million dollar reduction in expenditure during those trying economic times. In 1935, education advocates Like Clyde Erwin, State Superintendent for Public Schools, prompted state officials to put revenue back into the public education system.
The PWA, Public Works Administration, realized great success in the state and proved to be one of the more successful for the entire South. Funds were allocated to both Federal and non-Federal projects within the state. Statistics are presented and which statewide projects came to fruition through this Depression-era initiative.