New York state encompasses 10 Indian reservations, more than 3,400 active local governments and more than 4,200 taxing jurisdictions. There are 62 counties, 63 cities, 932 towns and 438 villages in the state.
For those who vote, or do not vote, we all deserve the government we have. To help people better understand how their government operates Rabbi Nachman Simon and Marc Gronich have interviewed 326 government officials, elected and appointed, on the local, state and federal levels, over a four year period.
There are three branches of government – the Judiciary, Legislative and Executive branch.