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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Fiscal Capacity of Texas Cities

Fiscal Capacity of Texas Cities

Project directed by Robert H. Wilson and Richard I. Lavine

This book evaluates the ability of 28 cities across the state to raise revenue in order to meet the service needs and demands of their residents. The first chapter looks at urban conditions in Texas and examines funding of local government. The next three chapters focus on the powers and the fiscal performance of city government in Texas and on the sources of revenue and fiscal conditions in Texas cities. In its final section, the book examines relationships and connections found in the previous chapters to draw conclusions about the ability of Texas cities to raise sufficient revenue to meet the needs of their communities. More than 70 tables and figures are used to illustrate such information as the number of children in poverty, flow of state funds to cities, property tax rates, state property categories and values, and methods of financing.

Policy Research Project Reports Series No. 131
1999 / 8.5" x 11" / 230 pp.
ISBN-10: 0-89940-744-7
Publication Code (PR-131)


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