Local Governments Struggle to Balance Budgets With Services

Victory, Darren
January 2002
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Reports on the efforts made by local governments for balancing budget deficits in Texas. Possible plans of spending multibillion dollar on transportation issues; Proposal for constructing a four-lane toll road; Possible utilization of toll road revenues.


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