The powers possessed by all counties, cities, towns, and other political subdivisions at the effective date of this Constitution shall continue until changed in a manner provided by law. (1972 (57) 3184; 1973 (58) 67.) The original 1895 constitution contained separate articles on counties and county government (Art. VII) and municipal corporations and police regulations (Art. VIII). The sections in the 1895 Article VIII were: Section 7 is a classic example of a cluttered constitution. In a printing of the state constitution as amended through May 17, 1965...
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