Informations and abstract
Keywords: Province, Sicilian Parliament, spending review.
The Sicilian Parliament has recently approved a text named "Norme transitorie per l'istituzione di consorzi di Comuni"; such text - it can be read - takes place, on one side, among the legislative measures bound to pursuit the rationalization of public expenses and, on the other side, aims to improve the responsibility of the institutions on guaranteeing both civil rights and public services. From this point of view, there can be seen both the institutional and financial profiles regarding the juridical debate on modifying, or else abolish the intermediate level of government: the "Province". The Sicilian legislative initiative is the occasion to take place on such debate, analyzing both the financial topics connected to the "spending review"; and the more general questions, regarding the revision of the Italian multilevel system of government. And so, briefly recall the address of the Italian Parliament on the same topic, evaluating the content of the analogue measures. Finally, it may be assumed a synthesis on role and functions of the "Province", and on the opportunity of their abolishment as well.