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Author Moussalli, Stephanie D., 1953-

Title The fiscal case against statehood : accounting for statehood in New Mexico and Arizona / Stephanie D. Moussalli
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 221 pages) : illustrations
Contents Statehood and Leviathan -- New Mexico's rocky fiscal road to statehood -- Arizona's rocky fiscal road to statehood -- The statehood gamble -- The birth of Leviathan -- Accountability and statehood -- The talk: management's discussion and analysis -- Accountants at the service of the state: reforming property tax administration -- Funds, assets, liabilities, fiscal years, and report timing -- Interfund transfers, federal subsidies, revenues and expenditures, tax rates, and budgets -- The elements of accountability -- Conclusion: statehood and accountability, Leviathan and accountants
Summary In "The Fiscal Case against Statehood", Stephanie D. Moussalli investigates the territorial residents' fears that statehood will be expensive and examines the frontier development of government accounting practices. Moussalli analyzes financial reports from New Mexico and Arizona from the 1880s to the 1920s and finds a significant increase in the cost of government as well as an improvement in the governments' accountability for their use of the public purse
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Finance, Public -- Arizona -- History.
Finance, Public -- New Mexico -- History.
State governments -- United States -- History.
Statehood (American politics) -- History.
Arizona -- Appropriations and expenditures -- History.
Arizona -- Politics and government -- To 1950.
New Mexico -- Appropriations and expenditures -- History.
New Mexico -- Politics and government -- 1848-1950.
United States -- Territories and possessions -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011052030
ISBN 0739167006 (electronic bk.)
9780739167007 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)