Initiatives and government expenditures
AbstractThis paper demonstrates that provisions for initiatives have important effects on government spending. Provisions for initiatives encourage legislatures to approve any proposal which might attract substantial popular support. If these proposals are more likely to advocate increases than reductions in expenditures, the presence of initiative provisions will increase total expenditures. Direct government expenditures per capita are significantly higher in both states and municipalities which permit initiatives. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989
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Volume (Year): 63 (1989)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
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