Dakota Proposition, local government, public service, state revenues, taxation, taxpayer rights
The following discussion of tax reductions uses as an example South Dakota’s own version of Proposition 13, the Dakota Proposition. In the discussion which follows, four major themes are developed. First, Dakota Proposition would have a very major consequence for public finance in South Dakota-beginning in 1982 and extending indefinitely thereafter. Second, Dakota Proposition and other major tax reduction proposals have a variety of origins---some particular to the relevant state, and some more general origins as well. Third, common misunderstanding and, indeed, ignorance exists about the benefits provided by public education and about taxation to support education. And finally, Dakota Proposition and other major tax reduction proposals offer us opportunities to improve general citizen knowledge of public finance of public education.
Department of Economics, South Dakota State University
Number of Pages
Favero, Philip, "Major Tax Reductions and Public Education" (1980). Economics Staff Paper Series. 6.