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Government Spending or Tax Cuts for Education in Taylor County, Texas

Author(s): Ian Shepherd, Dee Ann Shepherd

Citation: Ian Shepherd, Dee Ann Shepherd, (2012) "Government Spending or Tax Cuts for Education in Taylor County, Texas," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 13, Iss. 5, pp. 88 - 102

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act. The Education sector in Taylor County, Texas, received $17,251,899 in grants over 16
months for 17 projects. This paper will model the impact of the stimulus package on Taylor County,
Texas, and its effect on education, and then compare this model with an alternate tax relief model to
gauge indirect and induced changes in the Education sector within the county. This paper will examine
the sustainability of one time government grants versus community generated funding. These models will
be compared with actual changes in the Education sector, where boom and bust spending has forced
significant layoffs as funding runs out.