ERIC Number: ED182831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Fiscal Containment of Local and State Government.
Pascal, Anthony H.; And Others
This report documents the recent course of events in government spending, taxing, and employment at all three levels of government. It also speculates on the nature and causes of fiscal containment in its myriad forms. The report devotes one chapter to a case study of city budgets in Los Angeles during the five years of rapid growth immediately preceding the passage of Proposition 13. Finally, it investigates the history and current status of the fiscal limitation movement. The report concludes that (1) the current American tax revolt is merely the latest in a historical series, (2) Proposition 13 represents only one form of fiscal limitation, (3) evidence exists that current fiscal limitation measures, though generally slowing the rate of government growth, have not had as great an effect as their supporters had hoped, and (4) fiscal limitation statutes and constitutional amendments are but one of many causes of the restrained growth of state and local government that has occurred over the last five years. (Author)
Descriptors: Budgets, Case Studies, Finance Reform, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Fiscal Capacity, Government Role, Local Government, State Government, Tax Effort, Taxes
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90406 ($7.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles); Proposition 13 (California 1978)