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Title

New federalism and capital budgets: The case of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2019

Department/School

Political Science

Publication Title

Administering the New Federalism

Abstract

This chapter describes the changes in federal aid for urban capital improvement programs under President RonaldReagan's New Federalism, and illustrates the impact on Tulsa, Oklahoma. It presents Tulsa's capital improvement agenda. After several decades of growth in intergovernmental aid and mounting criticism of its impact, the 1982 New Federalism budget cuts included a 9.4 percent decrease to $66.6 billion. In 1980-1982 Tulsa budgeted 51, 75, and 48 percent respectively of its General Revenue Sharing grants for capital improvements, again less than the national figure of 70 percent. Tulsa's capital needs were identified through a 1974-initiated systematic capital improvements policies and procedures program that follows the well-accepted guide-lines outlined by Lennox L. Moak and Kathryn W. Killian in their manual, Capital Programming and Capital Budgeting. As a result of New Federalism budget cuts, the state's administration of federalfunds, and Tulsa's own capital programming, Tulsa officials saw a substantial decline in federal aid for capital improvements in 1982.

ISBN

9780429691935

Link to Published Version

10.4324/9781351208314-13

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