local government


Definition of local government

: the government of a specific local area constituting a subdivision of a major political unit (such as a nation or state) also : the body of persons constituting such a government

Examples of local government in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Local municipalities in Texas lack the authority to regulate the sale, ownership, transfer and registration of firearms and ammunition, according to Texas' local government code. Steve Almasy, Andy Rose And Jarrod Wardwell, CNN, 17 June 2022 Some local government entities also have hired law firms to scour the findings. Katherine Shaver, Washington Post, 17 June 2022 The report noted that efforts to address inequities across departments were being hobbled by local government bureaucracy. Shwanika Narayan, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 June 2022 City halls throughout the region will remain open Monday, making the county the only local government agency to observe the holiday. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 June 2022 In a rare meeting with thousands of local government officials last month, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said that the economy was in worse condition in some ways than in 2020, and called for efforts to rein in joblessness. Stella Yifan Xie, WSJ, 16 June 2022 While the majority of Shanghai residents are now allowed to roam outside their neighborhoods, according to local government data, there are still 17 neighborhoods in the city still under full lockdown restrictions. Karson Yiu, ABC News, 1 June 2022 Work with state, Native and local government organizations for tailored solutions such as enforcement of current laws, information sharing and public mental health programs. Anchorage Daily News, 29 May 2022 China’s annual growth target of 5.5% is increasingly slipping out of reach, Li reportedly said, adding that maintaining economic stability and preserving growth should remain the primary focus of local government officials. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 27 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of local government

1753, in the meaning defined above

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25 Jun 2022

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“Local government.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/local%20government. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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