What’s a special district? Well, it’s a special interest district that focuses on a single issue like a school district or sometimes a mosquito management district. It’s separate from general purpose local governments and because of that can be a lil bit shady.
John Oliver does what all of our high school government teachers should have done years ago, and explains in depth the purpose and the problems that arise with special districts. As a reward for watching the entire segment, a bunch of cute kids at the end of the video help explain it, too!