If you have an interest in the size and growth of federal, state and local governments the article posted to our blog will likely fascinate you. All of the specific, verifiable numbers are illustrated and explained.
Given the recent presidential campaign and the president's current rhetoric I found the recent article from the Brookings Institute extremely interesting. It outlines the stats on the size and scope of Federal, State and local government. The most surprising data point is that the number of federal employees has remained relatively steady even though the country's population has steadily increased. State and local government have made up the difference. I suspect it's an effort to push local control. So, state and local governments are given grants and general funding to provide services in their states and municipalities.
10 questions and answers about America's "Big Government"
On January 21 & January 28 Berkeley, Inc. hosted their semi-annual client presentations in Idaho & California. You can view or download the presentation using the link below. The topics of discussion were market conditions & outlook, general economic conditions, & tax law changes. Please let us know if you have questions on the material or would like to discuss something you see.
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