Taxation in American States and Cities

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VI. PUBLIC DEBTS OF STATES AND CITIES.

1. CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS REGARDING STATE AND MUNICIPAL DEBTS.1
STATES. STATE. MUNICIPAL
Other debts may be
contracted.
Alabama . . . . $100,000 X X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Arkansas. . . . . . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California . . . 300,000 X . . X . . X . . X . . X11 X X
Colorado. . . 100,000 X . . X . . X . . . . 3%10 X12 X10 X
Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delaware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Georgia . . . . 200,000 X X . . . . . . X . . 7% X11 X . .
Illinois . . . . 250,000 X . . X X X . . X 5% . . . . . .
Indiana . . . . (2) X X3 . . . . . . . . . . 2% . . . . . .
Iowa . . . . . 250,000 X . . X X X . . X 5% . . . . . .
Kansas . . . . 1,000,000 X . . X X X . . X . . . . . . . .
Kentucky . . . 500,000 X X X X . . X X . . . . . . . .
Louisiana . . . . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maine . . . . . $300,000 X . . . . . . . . . . . . 5% . . . . . .
Maryland . . . 50,000 X . . X X X . . . . . . . . . . . .
Massachusetts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Michigan . . . 50,000 X . . . . . . . . X . . . . . . . . . .
Minnesota . . . 250,000 X . . . . X X . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Missouri . . . . 250,000 . . X . X47 . . . . X8 5% X11 X X
Nebraska . . . 100,000 X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
Nevada . . . . 300,000 X . . . . X X . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Hampshire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New Jersey . . 100,000 X . . X X X . . X . . . . . . . .
New York . . . 1,000,000 X X X X X . . X 10%9 . . . . . .
North Carolina . (2) X . . X X6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ohio . . . . . 750,000 X X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oregon . . . . 50,000 X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pennsylvania . . 1,000,000 X X . . . . . . X . . 7% . . X . .
Rhode Island 50,000 X . . X . . . . . . X . . . . . . . .
South Carolina . (2) . . . . X X . . . . X8 8% . . . . . .
Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Texas . . . . . 200,000 X X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . .
Vermont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Virginia . . . . (2) X X . . . . . . X . . . . . . . . . .
West Virginia . (2) X X . . . . . . . . . . 5% X13 X . .
Wisconsin . . . 100,000 X . . . . . . . . . . . . 5% . . X . .
1 Compiled from Stimson "American Statute Law."2 Amount not limited, 3 Interest on debt only. 4 Except debts incurred to meet a casual deficit. 5 Except debts incurred to repel invasion and suppress insurrection. 6 This condition ceases to apply when the bonds of state touch par. 7 When the debt is over $250,000. 8 And by a 2/3 vote of the people. 9 Of counties containing cities over 100,000 in population, or of such cities alone. 10 Of cities and towns only. In counties having valuation raider $5,000,000, 6/10 per cent.; over $5,000,000, 3/10 per cent, 11 By vote of 2/3. 12 By majority of tax-payers. 13 By 3/5 vote at special election.

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