by Taylor, Brandan, Tanner, and Joe
-there were two different proposals to reforming the cities government
-the 1st proposal was to divide the government into several departments and hire an expert commissioner to control each one.
- the 2nd was to hire a city council manager instead of having a mayor.
-Texas adopted commission plan in 1901, other cities then followed direct election of senators in 1912.
-the government was made more efficient by using ideas from business
-Led by republican governor Robert M. La Follette
-Robert La Follette influenced Wisconsin to become the Laboratory of Democracy when he led reforms that broke the power of the party bosses
-Party Bosses: control votes and dedicates appointments
"reputation for corruption".