Revenue Sharing and Its Alternatives, what Future for Fiscal Federalism?: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Fiscal Policy of the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United States, Ninetieth Congress, First Session
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1967 - Intergovernmental fiscal relations - 1521 pages
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Page 43 - Union, it occurs as matter of serious concern that any ground should have been furnished for characterizing parties by geographical discriminations, Northern and Southern, Atlantic and Western ; whence designing men may endeavor to excite a belief that there is a real difference of local interests and views.
Page 391 - Knowledge and learning generally diffused throughout a community, being essential to the preservation of a free government. It shall be the duty of the General Assembly to encourage, by all suitable means, moral, Intellectual, scientific and agricultural improvement, and to provide by law for a general and uniform system of common schools, wherein tuition shall be without charge, and equally open to all.
Page 45 - And the powers of the General Government, and of the State, although both exist and are exercised within the same territorial limits, are yet separate and distinct sovereignties, acting separately and independently of each other, within their respective spheres.
Page 43 - In contemplating the causes which may disturb our union, it occurs as matter of serious concern that any ground should have been furnished for characterizing parties, by geographical discriminations — Northern and Southern; Atlantic and Western...
Page 469 - The Parliament of the Commonwealth may, with the consent of the Parliament of a State, and the approval of the majority of the electors of the State voting upon the question, increase, diminish, or otherwise alter the limits of the State...
Page 204 - Constitution the most desirable allocation of governmental functions, responsibilities, and revenues among the several levels of government; and (7) recommend methods of coordinating and simplifying tax laws and administrative practices to achieve a more orderly and less competitive fiscal relationship between the levels of government and to reduce the burden of compliance for taxpayers.
Page 851 - Another reform which is urgent in our fiscal system is the abolition of the right to issue tax-exempt securities. The existing system not only permits ^a large amount of the wealth of the Nation to escape its just burden but acts as a continual stimulant to municipal extravagance. This should be prohibited by constitutional amendment. All the wealth of the Nation ought to contribute its fair share to the expenses of the Nation.
Page 13 - Should the time ever arrive when the State governments shall look to the federal treasury for the means of supporting themselves and maintaining their systems of education and internal policy, the character of both governments will be greatly deteriorated.
Page 100 - Municipal corporations owe their origin to, and derive their powers and rights wholly from, the Legislature. It breathes into them the breath of life, without which they cannot exist. As it creates, so it may destroy. If it may destroy, it may abridge and control.