ERIC Number: ED037811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
State Aid to Local Government. A Commission Report.
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Washington, DC.
This report studies the proper allocation of responsibility for financing the high cost of intergovernmental programs among the three major levels of government. The local property tax, which is the primary underwriter of the local school system, of local general government, and of half the nation's $10 billion public welfare bill, is outmoded. State aid for local fiscal needs has not kept pace with the growth in local expenditures. It is recommended that the Federal Government assume full financial responsibility for the public assistance function. States, in turn, should become the prime financial source for elementary and secondary education costs. In health and hospital services, States should base distribution of funds on the ability of localities to provide standardized services. Funds for highways, mass transit, and urban development should be distributed to achieve a more equitable balance between highway and mass transit expenditures. These and other recommendations will provide a more equitable tax base to provide the quality public services for all States. [Tables may be of poor quality when reproduced due to fine print.] (LN)
Descriptors: City Government, Educational Finance, Federal Government, Health Services, Hospitals, Rural Urban Differences, State Aid, State Government, Tax Allocation, Transportation, Urban Areas
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Govt. Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Washington, DC.