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- PARLIAMENT. // British Medical Journal;3/31/1979, Vol. 1 Issue 6167, p898
Focuses on the amendments of the constitution on central council in Great Britain. Emphasis of the total expenditure by the Health Education Council; Consideration of the Road Traffic Bill; Estimation of the payrolls for National Health Service ancillary staff.
- Supporters Drop Campaign to Change Colorado Spending Laws. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;8/5/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31941, p28
Reports on the decision of Campaign Colorado to stop the efforts of including the proposal to alter the tax and spending laws in the election in Colorado. Overview of the proposed changes; Requirement for the amendment of annual increases in state spending for schools; Move of House Minority...
- Spending restraint deserves another try. // Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);6/11/2007, Vol. 24 Issue 24, p22
The author argues that politicians will never agree to curb their ability to spend other people's money because it is not in their nature. The author likens this scenario to a fable about the scorpion and the frog. The author mentioned the proposed constitutional amendment that would limit state...
- Legislators should press on with the TASC. Muth, Chuck // Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);9/18/2006, Vol. 23 Issue 38, p4
The article proposes the changing of the Tax & Spending Control (TASC) initiative into a legislative bill rather than as a constitutional amendment. The Nevada Supreme Court disqualified the TASC initiative because of an error in the initiative language. The author also recommends that U.S....
- Constitutional Tinkering. // National Review;5/11/1979, Vol. 31 Issue 19, p642
The article addresses the debate surrounding the proposed constitutional amendment to limit federal spending in the United States. According to the opponents of the proposal, economic doctrine should not be written into the Constitution. In response, the author states that criticism of the...
- The `balanced budget' movement is a threat to our economy. // Social Policy;Spring96, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p46
This section presents the views of a group of economists, journalists and political policy analysts on the emergence of a misguided consensus among politicians regarding the need to balance the federal budget in the U.S. Instead of putting forth a sound program for addressing needs that...
- THE TAXPAYER BILL OF RIGHTS: A SOLUTION TO WISCONSIN'S FISCAL PROBLEMS OR A PRESCRIPTION FOR FUTURE FISCAL CRISES? Reschovsky, Andrew // Marquette Law Review;Aug2004 Special Issu, Vol. 88 Issue 1, p135
Discusses key issues concerning the proposed amendment of state constitutions by adding a so-called Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Proposed limits on the growth of state and local government spending; Effects on fiscal policy; Implications on taxation.
- Wisconsin Legislature Drops Spending Reform Measure. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;7/29/2004, Vol. 349 Issue 31936, p4
Reveals that the Republican leadership on the Wisconsin Legislature ended efforts to vote on a constitutional amendment to limit state and local spending after the measure fell short of the votes needed in the state Senate. Refusal of state senators to support the measure.
- For staff bonuses, no dollar left behind. Boaz, David // Hill;9/5/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 100, p29
The article discusses budget allocations for Congress in the U.S. It notes that bureaucrats fear budget cuts which will result if they are unable to spend all the funds that are allocated to them. Because of this, most lawmakers give their staff big bonuses at the end of the year so that the...