In response to the tax limitation movement which received national attention with the passage of California's Proposition 13 and which gave rise to a slate of tax limitation referends on the Michigan ballot in 1978, we began a theoretical and empirical study of the relationship between the size of state and local governing units and issues in public finance.
Daniel Rubinfeld, Paul N. Courant & Edward M. Gramlich,
What Do Tax Limitation Votes Mean?,
Law Quadrangle (formerly Law Quad Notes)
Available at: https://repository.law.umich.edu/lqnotes/vol26/iss3/7