From Revenue Sharing to Deficit Sharing: General Revenue Sharing and Cities
by Bruce A. Wallin
Georgetown University Press, 1998
Paper: 978-0-87840-699-9
Library of Congress Classification HJ275.W25 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 336.73

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Once hailed as a revolutionary change in U.S. federal aid policy that would return power to state and local governments, General Revenue Sharing was politically dead a decade later. Bruce A. Wallin now offers the only complete history of the General Revenue Sharing program — why it passed, why state and local governments used it the way they did, and why it died. He examines its unique role in the history of U.S. federalism and explores its relevance to intergovernmental aid policy at the turn of a new century.

This book is crucial to understanding the changed environment of U.S. intergovernmental relations in the 1990’s and makes a strong case for reconsidering a program of federal unrestricted aid.


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