This paper proposes a policy response to some fiscal challenges in small Upstate New York cities that have significant public and private college student populations. These populations require unfunded outlays to ensure public safety for college students, which add to municipal fiscal stress. We undertake an empirical analysis of some affected small cities, and propose a targeted fee to help balance city budgets negatively effected by the greater expenditures needed to ensure the safety of residents.
Laurence J. Malone. "A New Revenue Source for Small Cities in Upstate New York." Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association. vol. 7, October 2014, p. 109-118
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