Research Report Measuring Fiscal Disparities across the U.S. States
A Representative Revenue System/Representative Expenditure System Approach Fiscal Year 2002
Yesim Yilmaz, Sonya Hoo, Matthew Nagowski, Robert Tannenwald
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States and their local governments vary both in their needs to provide basic public services, and in their abilities to raise revenues to pay for those services. This study uses the Representative Revenue System (RRS) and the Representative Expenditure System (RES) frameworks to quantify these disparities across states by comparing each state's revenue capacity, revenue effort, and necessary expenditures to the average capacity, effort, and need in states across the country.
Research Areas Taxes and budgets State and local finance
Tags State and local tax issues Federal budget and economy