ERIC Number: ED082346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Tax and Expenditure Limitation by Constitutional Amendment: Four Perspectives on the California Initiative.
Niskanen, William A.; And Others
In November 1973, California voters rejected a proposal by the governor to place constitutional limitations on the amount of State tax collections and expenditures. The initiative provided that the overall expenditure limitation could be increased or decreased by a majority vote of the people in a Statewide election. Such a change was to be placed on the ballot by a two-thirds vote of the legislature or directly by petition of five percent of the voters under the initiative process of the State Constitution. Other provisions were included to permit specific increases or decreases in the limitation consistent with the general intent of the initiative to maintain an expenditure ceiling. In this report, four Berkeley faculty members and three research associates present their views concerning the proposed measure. Following the essays, William Niskanen (a proponent of the measure) offers a response to the three authors whose views are generally critical. Replies to the rebuttal conclude the text. (Author/JF)
The Institute of Governmental Studies, 109 Moses Hall, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 ($2.50, Prepayment requested)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of Governmental Studies.
Identifiers - Location: California