March 10, 2014
Authors of two new economic studies say Nevada and ten other states are inviting disaster if they approve Colorado-style initiatives that limit government spending to the combined rate of inflation and population growth.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities did one of the
studies. It says that, instead of the limits, states should focus
on improving education of their citizens and infrastructure such as
highways and roads.
Similar concerns were included in the second study, done by the
Economic Policy Institute.
The study authors say that the spending-limit proposals fail to
recognize that some government costs, such as health care, are
soaring. They say the proposals also restrict the ability of states
to offer teachers pay increases higher than the rate of inflation.