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- Scots to review local tax systems. Scott, David // Public Finance;1/14/2005, p15
Reports on the plan to review local tax systems in Scotland. Website launched by the Scottish Executive to keep people up to date with its efforts; Use of poll tax as an alternative to the current system; Review of different options for local taxation including the reform of the council tax.
- Securities Law Application to Municipal Finance Transactions–Continued Expansion and a Market in Flux: Part 2. Doty, Robert W. // Municipal Finance Journal;Spring2008, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p31
The author offers his thoughts on municipal finance transactions. He states that securities law application to municipal finance transactions is maturing, and through a steady evolutionary process, private litigants and enforcers are becoming increasingly assertive. He also asserts that the...
- Rate of increase in council tax slows. // Community Care;4/1/2004, Issue 1516, p18
Forecasts the increase in council tax payments in Great Britain for the financial year 2005. Projection on the percentage of increase in council tax payments; Comment of Dennis Reed, chief executive of the Local Government Information Unit, on the possible increase in taxes.
- Michigan House OKs Tax Shift Despite Detroit Opposition. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;9/24/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31976, p6
Reports on the Michigan House of Representatives' approval of a plan that will phase in a shift of payments by county taxpayers to summer from winter over three years. Amount of revenue sharing payments to be saved by the state from the scheme; Governor Jennifer Granholm's introduction of the...
- New York City Council OKs $59B Budget. Phillips, Ted // Bond Buyer;6/18/2007, Vol. 360 Issue 32652, p1
The article reports that the New York City Council has passed a $59 billion budget two weeks ahead of the beginning of fiscal year 2008. According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's financial plan, debt service will rise from $3.77 billion in fiscal 2008 to $5.05 billion in fiscal 2011. Information...
- U.S. Cities Report Improving Fiscal Conditions But Remain Cautious for 2006. // PA Times;Feb2006, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p5
The article reports that half of the U.S. cities in 2005 have been forced to raise more revenues in order to fill the gaps created by rising employee health care and pension costs. Public safety and infrastructure requirements have also increased. This was revealed in a National League of Cities...
- Finances of Kentucky Municipal Governments. Houston Jr., Robert G. // Kentucky Journal of Economics & Business;2003, Vol. 22, p1
Looks at the finances of municipal governments in Kentucky. Summary of municipal expenditure flows and revenue streams in the state; Comparison of Kentucky municipalities to other relevant geographical areas; Use of data from the "Finances of Municipal and Township Governments," volume 4, which...
- EDITOR'S NOTE. Hildreth, W. Bartley // Municipal Finance Journal;Fall2003, Vol. 24 Issue 3, preceding p1
Presents information on articles on municipal finance. Background on municipal bond portfolio insurance; Overview of articles on educational finance.
- City Finances and the National Economy. Bahl, Roy; Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge; Sjoquist, David L. // Publius: The Journal of Federalism;Summer92, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p49
City governments were better prepared to face the 1990-1992 recession than were state governments, and they adjusted their budgets with relatively less fanfare. The absence of widespread bankruptcy notwithstanding, the fiscal position of cities has deteriorated and some of the necessary...