Distressed Communities: Capital Investments Were Postponed in Texas as Local Economics Weakened
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV
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At the request of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, GAO examined the condition of local public services in poorer communities in light of recent declines in federal-local government aid and the expiration of the general revenue sharing GRS program. GAO visited communities in three states to 1 examine these conditions, 2 identify local responses to cope with the conditions, and 3 determine whether state policies and actions have helped to offset the negative impacts of losses in federal aid. This report is a case study of the city of Weslaco and Uvalde County, two of Texass poorer communities.
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