The Other Side of Devolution

Research Report

The Other Side of Devolution

Shifting Relationships Between State and Local Governments
August 1, 1997


This report describes some of the state legislation proposed or enacted in 1995 and 1996 designed to shift program funding or administrative responsibilities from states to localities. The paper also examines the extent to which such devolution took place in the areas of social services, public assistance, and workforce development.

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