Testimony The Potential Impacts of Devolution on State Government Programs and Finances
Testimony Finances before the House Budget Committee
Steven D. Gold
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Devolution is a mixed blessing for states. The positive side of the ledger the increased flexibility in using funds that may accompany block grants has been widely discussed, although it is impossible to be certain about how states will take advantage of that flexibility. Less attention has been devoted to the potential disadvantages of devolution, most of which are tied to diminished federal aid.
Research Areas Taxes and budgets
Tags State and local tax issues