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Charters allowed?Is there home rule with respect to I&R laws...Is there home rule with respect to pension laws...Are there exceptions to these rules by special state laws or amendments...Counties or county-equivalentsMunicipalities
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in all general law... in all charter... in all general law...in all charter...in any general law...in any charter...Total numberGeneral lawCharter/home-ruleTotal numberGeneral lawCharter/home-rule
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Municipalities:Counties:Municipalities:Counties:Municipalities...Counties...Municipalities:Counties:Municipalities:Counties:Municipalities:Counties:Municipalities:Counties:SubtotalWith I&RSubtotalWith I&RSubtotalWith I&RSubtotalWith I&R
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For amendments:For ordinances:For amendments:For ordinances:
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AlabamaNoneNoneNo AuthorityNo AuthorityN/AN/AN/AN/AnonoN/AN/AYes (Birmingham)Yes N/AN/A67650246046043N/AN/AN/A
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Alaska1st class citiesAllMandate/NoneMandate/NoneAuthority/FullMandate/PartialAuthority/FullMandate/PartialNo CutNo CutNo CutNo CutNoNoNoNo188810101451341341111Authority/Full
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Arizona3500+ pop.500,000+ pop.Mandate/PartialMandate/partialMandate/partialMandate/PartialMandate/partialmandate/partialNo cutNo cutNo cutNo cutNoNoNoNo151515009172721919Mandate/partial
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Arkansas500+ pop.NoneMandate/PartialMandate/NoneMandate/NoneAuthority/PartialN/AN/ANo ConflictNo ConflictNo ConflictN/ANoNoNoNA7575750050150150100Mandate/None
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CaliforniaAllAllMandate/NoneMandate/NoneMandate/NoneAuthority/FullMandate/NoneAuthority/FullYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo5743431414482361361121121Mandate/None
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Colorado2000+ pop.AllMandate/PartialMandate/NoneMandate/PartialMandate/ParitalMandate/NoneMandate/PartialNo CutNo CutNo CutNo CutNoNoNoNo62600222711721729999Mandate/Partial
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ConnecticutAllN/ANo MentionNo MentionMandate/NoneAuthority/FullMandate/NoneAuthority/FullNo CutNo CutNo CutNo cutNoNoNoNoN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A179750104104Mandate/None
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Delaware1000+ pop.NoneNo MentionNo MentionAuthority/FullAuthority/FullN/AN/ANo MentionNo MentionYesN/ANoNoNoNA330572552Authority/Full
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FloridaRestrictionsAllN/ANo MentionMandate/PartialAuthority/FullAuthority/FullAuthority/FullN/ANoNo CutYesN/ANoNoNo6646N/A202041000410410Mandate/Partial
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GeorgiaAllNoneN/AMandate/NoneMandate/NoneNo MentionN/ANo MentionN/AYesYesN/ANoNoColumbus*Muscogee*159152152753500535535Mandate/None
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HawaiiN/AAllN/AN/AN/AN/AAuthority/FullAuthority/FullN/ANo CutN/ANo CutN/ANoN/ANo4004400000N/A
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IdahoNoneAllMandate/PartialNo MentionAuthority/PartialAuthority/PartialNo Mention No MentionNo MentionNo MentionNo MentionNo MentionNoNoNoNA4444440020019919911Authority/Partial
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IllinoisNoneNoneNo AuthorityNo AuthorityN/AN/AN/AN/ANo CutNo CutNo CutNo CutNoNoNoNo1021020001298108902090N/A
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IndianaNoneNoneNo AuthorityNo AuthorityN/AN/AN/AN/ANoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo9191000569569000N/A
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IowaAllAllNo AuthorityNo AuthorityMandate/NoneAuthority/FullN/AN/AYesNoYesN/ANoNoNoNo9999000947942055Mandate/None
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KansasAllAllN/AN/AAuthority/FullAuthority/PartialMandate/NoneAuthority/PartialN/AN/AYesYesNoNoNoNo1030010310362600626626Mandate/None
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KentuckyNoneAllNo AuthorityNo AuthorityAuthorityAuthorityAuthorityAuthorityNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo120119011418418000Authority
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LouisianaAllAllNo AuthorityNo AuthorityMandate/PartialAuthority/FullMandate/PartialAuthority/FullNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNo64410232330327203131Mandate/Partial
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MaineAllAllMandate/NoneNo MentionMandate/NoneAuthority/FullMandate/NoneAuthority/FullYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo16130334884133447575Mandate/None
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MarylandAllAllN/ANo AuthorityMandate/NoneNo MentionMandate/NoneNo MentionN/AYesYesYesNoNoBaltimore CountyBaltimore City2380159157N/AN/A157157Mandate/None
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MassachusettsAllAllMandate/NoneNo MentionMandate/PartialAuthority/FullAuthority/PartialAuthority/FullNo CutN/ANo CutNo CutNoNoNoBarnstable54011351261259090Mandate/None
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MichiganAllAllN/A,No MentionNo MentionMandate/NoneAuthority/PartialMandate/FullMandate/FullNo CutNo CutNo CutNo CutNoNoNoNo83810225332100323323Mandate/None
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MinnesotaAllRamsey Co.No AuthorityNo MentionMandate/NoneAuthority/FullAuthority/FullAuthority/FullYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo87860118547470107107Mandate/None
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MississippiAllNoneNo AuthorityNo AuthorityMandate/NoneNo MentionNo MentionNo MentionNoNoNo CutNo MentionNoN/ANoN/A828200029727702020Mandate/None
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Missouri5000+ pop.85,000+ pop.Mandate/NoneNo MentionMandate/NoneAuthority/FullAuthority/FullAuthority/FullYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo114110044955911104444Mandate/None
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MontanaAllAllMandate/NoneMandate/NoneMandate/PartialMandate/NoneMandate/PartialMandate/NoneNo CutNo CutNo CutNo CutNoNoNoNo5451513312997973232Mandate/Partial
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Nebraska5000+ pop.NoneMandate/NoneNo MentionMandate/PartialAuthority/FullN/AN/AYesN/AYesN/ANoNoNoNo9393930053052852822Mandate/Full
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NevadaAllNoneMandate/NoneMandate/NoneMandate/NoneAuthority/PartialN/AN/ANoNoNoN/ANoNoNoNo161616N/AN/A19771212Mandate/None
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New HampshireAllAllMandate/PartialNo authorityMandate/PartialAuthority/FullMandate/PartialAuthority/PartialNo cutNoNo CutNo CutNoNoNoNo10100002342212211313Mandate/Partial
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New JerseyAllYesMandate/NoneAuthority/NoneAuthority/PartialAuthority/FullAuthority/PartialAuthority/FullYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNo2121600566555162113Authority/Partial
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New Mexico300+ pop.NoneMandate/NoneNo AuthorityMandate/FullAuthority/FullN/AN/AYesYesYesYesNoNoNoLos Alamos33320111039141212Mandate/None
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New YorkCitiesAllNo MentionNo mentionMandate/NoneNo MentionNo MentionNo MentionNo CutN/ANo CutNo Cut000Suffolk County, Counties within NYC (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond)573801911550148806262Mandate/None
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North CarolinaAllNoneN/ANo AuthorityNo AuthorityNo AuthorityN/AN/AYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo1001000N/AN/A553N/AN/A553553Mandate/None
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North Dakota100+ pop.AllMandate/NoneMandate/NoneMandate/NoneNo MentionMandate/NoneNo MentionYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo5345458835722735130130Mandate/None
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OhioAllAllMandate/NoneMandate/NoneMandate/PartialMandate/FullMandate/FullMandate/FullNo mentionNo mentionNo mentionNo mentionNoNoNoNo88868622936702702234234Mandate/Full
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Oklahoma2000+ pop.RestrictedMandate/NoneNo mentionMandate/PartialMandate/PartialAuthority/FullAuthority/FullYesNo mentionYesYesNoNoNoNo77770005945085088686Mandate/Full
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OregonAllAllMandate/PartialMandate/NoneMandate/PartialMandate/PartialMandate/PartialMandate/PartialYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo36272799241130130111111Mandate/Partial
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PennsylvaniaAllAllNo MentionNo MentionMandate/NoneNo MentionMandate/NoneNo MentionNo CutNo CutNo CutNo CutNoNoNoNo676007725612496376565Mandate/None
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Rhode IslandAllN/Ano mentionno Mentionno mentionno mentionno mentionno mentionNo cutNo cutNo cutNo cutNoNoNoNo0000039003911no mention
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South CarolinaAllNoneMandate/PartialMandate/partialno mentionno mentionno mentionno mentionNo cutNo cutNo mentionNo mentionNoNoNoNo4646460027027027000no mention
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South DakotaAllAllMandate/NoneMandate/NoneMandate/PartialMandate/PartialMandate/PartialMandate/PartialNo cutNo cutNo cutNo cutNoNoNoNo666464223103003001010Mandate/Partial
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TennesseeAllAllNo Mentionno mentionAuthority/PartialAuthority/PartialAuthority/FullAuthority/FullNoNoNo cutNo cutNoNoNoNo9290022345116022912Authority/Partial
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Texas5000+ pop.NoneNo AuthorityNo AuthorityMandate/NoneAuthority/FullN/AN/ANo cutNo cutNo cutNo cutNoNoNoNo2542540N/AN/A12148620352352Mandate/None
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UtahAllYesMandate/NoneMandate/NoneMandate/NoneNo MentionMandate/NoneNo MentionNo MentionyesyesN/ANoNoNoNo2929290024524424411Mandate/None
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VermontAllNoneNo MentionNo mentionMandate/NoneAuthority/FullN/AN/AYesYesYesN/AYesnonono14140N/AN/A28221406868Mandate/None
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VirginiaAllYesN/ANo mentionAuthority/FullAuthority/FullAuthority/FullAuthority/FullN/ANo mentionYesYesNoNoNoNo9592030229N/AN/A2294Authority/Full
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WashingtonAllYesMandate/NoneNo AuthorityMandate/NoneAuthority/FullAuthority/FullAuthority/FullYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo3933066281270441111Mandate/None
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West Virginia2000+ pop.NoneNo AuthorityNo AuthorityMandate/PartialAuthority/NoneMandate/PartialAuthority/PartialNoNoNo cutNo cutNoNoNoNo55550002321240108108Authority/None
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WisconsinAllNoneMandate/NoneMandate/NoneMandate/NoneMandate/NoneN/AN/ANoNoNoN/ANoNoNoNo7272720059559459411Mandate/None
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WyomingAllNoneAuthority/NoneNo MentionAuthority/PartialNo MentionN/ANo MentionNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo23230009992070Authority/Partial
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Totals:Mandate:2415349188Yes:14142116TOTALS:304927758722742382364118221574454204673
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Authority:119261218No Mention:4534
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No authority:10141100No Cut:15131817General law county % w/ I&R31.42%
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No mention:718210511No conflict:1110Charter county % w/ I&R86.86%
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N/A82441513No:101353% counties w/ charters8.99%
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Totals:505050505050N/A:64210Overall county % w/ I&R36.41%
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Totals:50505050
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General law municipality % w/ I&R31.52%
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Charter municipality % w/ I&R86.22%
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% municipalities w/ charters22.93%
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Overall municipality % w/ I&R44.06%
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