Tax and Expenditure Limitations
How to Implement and Live Within Them
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Tax and Expenditure Limitations contains fourteen essays, most of which were based on papers presented at a symposium sponsored by the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA). The symposium was organized and chaired by the late Donald Hagman, Professor of Law, U.C.L.A. School of Law.Professor Rose has assembled and edited the papers presented at that symposium and has added several others to provide a thorough analysis of the varied types of tax and expenditure limitations (TELs) adopted in the 1970s. New Jersey adopted its spending limitation, known as the "Cap" law, in 1976. Other states including California, Texas and Massachusetts, among others, followed suit in the next few years. Professor Rose has selected the programs of the above states for a comparative analysis of the effect of these laws on metropolitan growth, the delivery of government services, and the changed relationships among federal, state and local governments.Professor Hagman describes the California Propositions 13 and 4 in two essays. Professor Robert Freilich describes the effect of TELs on growth, housing and development mix. Professor Bruce Kramer analyzes the Texas TELs. Professor Ernest Reoch, Director of the Rutgers Bureau of Government Research, analyzes the effect of TELs on the New Jersey school budget. Other contributors include Professor Andrew Reschovsky, Betsy Strauss, George Peterson and Edith Netter, among others.Professor Rose has included three of his own essays in the collection. His introductory article provides an overview exploration of the programs and an analysis of some of the problems raised by them. His second article describes the New Jersey "Cap" law and the third article offers some speculations on the effect of the "Cap" law on land use in New Jersey.