This paper examines the recent proposals of the Committee on Municipal Affairs of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York to amend Article VIII of the New York State Constitution. These amendments would modify the powers of local governments to raise and spend money. The paper considers philosophical, political and judicial theories of local finance, and summarizes the effects of the proposals, concluding that they have merit and should be explored.
Richard L. Sigal,
The Proposed Constitutional Amendments to the Local Finance Article: A Critical Analysis,
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