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The National Teachers Association began its slow evolution from a social and professional society to a politically active union, prodded in part by the aggressive, blatantly redistibutive behavior of the newly formed American Federation of Teachers. In our larger cities, downtown business interests began to organize for the development, or redevelopment, of shopping, residential, and business centers. In the suburbs, developers lobbied for new infrastructure (paid for by tax-exempt bonds) and zoning variances.
See also Fiorina and Noll (1978), who argue that not only will decentralized legislatures produce many targeted expenditure programs, but they will also tend to create programs that are regulated and bureaucratized. Why? So that the representatives can play the role of ombudsmen for local coalitions in their relationship to the central administration. 16. Pass-through is the requirement that a fraction of federal-aid dollars paid to the state must be passed on to local governments. Pass-through restrictions are an important component of state-to-local aid, involving as much as 30 percent of all state-to-local aid; see Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (1980), tables A-31, A-32.
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American Domestic Priorities: An Economic Appraisal by John M. Quigley