Wartime Problems of State and Local Finance

Wartime Problems of State and Local Finance

Wartime Problems of State and Local Finance

Wartime Problems of State and Local Finance

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Concentration of attention on the fiscal requirements, problems, and policies of the federal government in its conduct of the war has a tendency to obscure the less spectacular, but nevertheless real, fiscal problems of state and local governments in wartime. The Tax Institute, mindful of the fact that the perpetuation of our state- local system of government demands the maintenance of financial stability particularly in so critical a period, in recent months planned and sponsored a series of regional conferences on the subject of wartime problems of state and local finance and made it the topic of its annual symposium for 1942. The papers in this volume are the product of this timely program.

The problems discussed are those which are of serious present concern to all responsible state and municipal officials and to every thoughtful citizen interested in safeguarding local self-government from becoming a casualty of the war and, at the same time, in having it contribute to the fullest extent to the achievement of victory. The general topics covered disclose the scope and purpose of the symposium to be the marshalling of pertinent facts regarding present and impending fiscal problems and the application of these facts to the formulation of immediate policies and of forward looking plans.

Chapters dealing with the effect of the war on the cost of state and local governments, on their revenues, and on the accentuation of intergovernmental fiscal problems not . . .

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