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Federal Cutbacks and the Local Economy.

Stinson, Thomas F., Barry M. Ryan, and Carole B. Yoho.

America is moving toward an economic and social system in which the federal government will have a smaller presence. Cuts in federal spending, to balance the budget by 2002, mean that state and county governments will have larger responsibilities. In 1997 two professors of applied economics and a research fellow analyzed how the cuts in federal spending will affect Minnesota. Local impacts will depend on which programs are cut and how large the cuts are, but the impact will vary from county to county. Profiles are given of current federal spending patterns county-by-county for a wide variety of programs--from retirement and disability payments to Medicaid to low income housing assistance. The financial outlook for local governments is sobering, but not calamitous. Counties need to start planning for the changes now.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Supported by the University of Minnesota's Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, Minnesota Extension Service, and Agricultural Experiment Station.
27 (1): 1-6.
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Reporter 27 (1)