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Local Government Fiscal Burden In Nonmetropolitan America, Kenneth M. Johnson, John P. Pelissero, David B. Holian, Michael T. Maly Jan 1995

Local Government Fiscal Burden In Nonmetropolitan America, Kenneth M. Johnson, John P. Pelissero, David B. Holian, Michael T. Maly

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Rising fiscal pressure on local governments in rural areas of the United States is documented in this study. The level of fiscal burden on taxpayers to support local governments in nonmetropolitan areas is found to be higher than that in metropolitan areas between 1977 and 1987. Using a model from the urban fiscal literature, the level of fiscal burden in nonmetropolitan areas is found to be influenced by a combination of demographic, socioeconomic, intergovernmental, and historical factors. Intergovernmental revenue transfers from the state and federal government play a critical role in determining the level of fiscal burden rural taxpayers bear ...


State Aid And City Needs: An Examination Of Residual State Aid To Large Cities, John P. Pelissero Jan 1984

State Aid And City Needs: An Examination Of Residual State Aid To Large Cities, John P. Pelissero

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Dye and Hurley's (1978) conclusion that the states are somewhat more responsive to city needs than the federal government was questioned on methodological grounds by Ward (1981). The point of contention was Dye and Hurley's use of per capita measures of state/federal aid and urban needs. The research reported here examines state aid to the forty seven largest U.S. cities, and employs residual measures of state aid allocations before and during the urban crisis. Multiple regression of residual state aid on social, economic, or fiscal need indicators shows the states to have been very responsive to ...