Revenue Sharing

Archive Report

Efforts to Ease Black-White Problem

Gathering Drive for Rule by Black Majority

State and local officials all over the country are mounting a concerted drive to make revenue sharing a continuing feature of government. Under the general revenue sharing law of 1972, some $6 billion a year of federal tax collections are being shunted, with relatively few strings attached, into the coffers of 39,000 governmental jurisdictions in the nation. Although the program is not due to expire until the end of 1976, the governors, mayors and other local chieftains are clamoring for assurance from Congress that the largesse will continue to flow after that time. They speak of the need to plan now for the future. Fiscal difficulties arising from the current economic recession have added ...

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