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Conclusion


Counties face a daunting problem. In most states, restrictions and limitations on revenue sources inhibit the responsiveness of counties to the demands of local residents.


Further complicating the financial health of counties is the growing volume of unfunded state mandates ranging from process guidelines to hefty demands on service provisions. In some cases, the state seemingly demands the impossible: fulfillment of the mandates while prohibiting counties from even developing revenue streams to pay for these mandates on their own. Adding further complexity to these pressures are the oft-incongruent demands of the electorate; the clamor for more expansive services occurs simultaneously with an insistence for a lightened tax burden.


Prudence of a mandate cannot be inferred solely by the constitutionality of that mandate.


Both the state and federal governments must be more cognizant of the financial pressures created by unfunded mandates. Prudence of a mandate cannot be inferred solely by the constitutionality of that mandate. Counties need the state and the federal governments to provide full funding to cover the compliance costs of the mandates they impose. Likewise, increased county autonomy regarding revenue generation and service provisions would relieve some of the fiscal pressures. Continued partnership with state and federal governments is essential to counties’ ability to effectively and successfully support thriving communities across the country.


Counties face a daunting problem. In most states, restrictions and limitations on revenue sources inhibit the responsiveness of counties to the demands of local residents.


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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of COUNTIES | NOVEMBER 2016


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