STATES & CITIES: Princeton Plan

Amid the popping of firecrackers, the sloshing of wet towels and the laugh of horseplaying members the New Jersey legislature adjourned one dawn last week after one of the longest sessions on record.

Of the 41 State legislatures which opened regular sessions last winter, New Jersey's was one of the last to go home. It left behind a legislative record that made fresh fodder for the old argument: Should State governments be abolished as political anachronisms and their administrative authority divided up among fen regional districts, as recommended by Ohio State University's Professor...

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