Accession Number:

ADA270236

Title:

Distressed Communities: Capital Investments Were Postponed in Texas as Local Economics Weakened

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE