Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1968193
 


 



Report of the Committee on Government Operations: Joint Delivery of Services


Larry A. Bakken


Hamline University - School of Law

January 1, 1993

Urban Lawyer, Vol. 25, p. 935, 1993

Abstract:     
Local governments have faced increasing political and fiscal pressure to reduce spending, lower taxes, and maintain or increase services. This pressure resulted from reductions in federal aid to state and local governments, mandates from federal and state governments, a national recession that caused a slowing of income tax collections, a lowering of property tax values, and slower than usual sales tax collection. In addition, there has been a shift or reallocation of state funds away from local government programs to health care, welfare, and educational programs. Also the public perceives that local governments do not spend wisely, they are wasteful, and need greater creativity in dealing with local government problems. Because of these political and fiscal pressures, local governments have begun to ask many questions. This article addresses those questions and reports on local government operations.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 5

Keywords: Local government, joint delivery, fiscal pressure, political pressure, recession, Minnesota, MN, Commission on Local Government Relations, Commission on Innovation, League of Minnesota Cities, Association of Metropolitan Municipalities, Citizens’ League of Minnesota

JEL Classification: H7, H72, H74, K00, K4

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: April 9, 2013  

Suggested Citation

Bakken, Larry A., Report of the Committee on Government Operations: Joint Delivery of Services (January 1, 1993). Urban Lawyer, Vol. 25, p. 935, 1993. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1968193

Contact Information

Larry A. Bakken (Contact Author)
Hamline University - School of Law ( email )
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 99
Downloads: 2

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo8 in 0.219 seconds