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Excerpt from History of Road Legislation in IowaThere is a widespread feeling that highway administration in Iowa is inefficient and that our road legislation needs rewriting. Indeed, the demand for adequate legislation as to roads is quite asMoreExcerpt from History of Road Legislation in IowaThere is a widespread feeling that highway administration in Iowa is inefficient and that our road legislation needs rewriting. Indeed, the demand for adequate legislation as to roads is quite as general as the demand for tax reform. Moreover, wise legislation in the one case as well as in the other will seek to make advance along the lines of experience. Thus, the history of road legislation must be made the starting point in any well directed effort to inaugurate reform measures. To know what has been done and what is now being done, here and elsewhere, as to highway administration is to know what were best to do in the future.The history of road legislation in Iowa reveals at every stage the supreme importance of local government in the States administration. It is evident that the time has come when more attention must be given to administration in the townships and counties- for in the political readjustments which are pending the most extensive redefinition will be along lines of local administration. Moreover, in the redefinition of local institutions and methods of administration history will serve as our most helpful guide.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.