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The Impact of Fiscal Constitutions on State and Local Expenditures


  • Dale Bails and Margie A. Tieslau


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  • Dale Bails and Margie A. Tieslau, 2000. "The Impact of Fiscal Constitutions on State and Local Expenditures," Cato Journal, Cato Journal, Cato Institute, vol. 20(2), Fall.
  • Handle: RePEc:cto:journl:v:20:y:2000:i:2:p:

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    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General
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