Facing the Fiscal Crises in State Governments: National Problem, National Responsibilities

Posted: 18 Sep 2004

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Robert D. Behn

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Elizabeth K. Keating

Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

Abstract

The authors say that the states' fiscal crisis is continuing. The states face a serious mismatch between revenues and expenditures. The federal government should help the states by redefining fiscal responsibilities, particularly in the area of health care, the authors say.

Suggested Citation

Behn, Robert D. and Keating, Elizabeth K., Facing the Fiscal Crises in State Governments: National Problem, National Responsibilities. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=592944

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Elizabeth K. Keating

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