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Budget and Appropriations

Budgets and Appropriations - Local

Researching the budgets and appropriations of counties and municipalities is done in much the same way as that of the federal or state government, although finding information can be more difficult. Check official websites, local newspapers and libraries, etc.


American Hometowns – Cities, Counties, and Towns. (  Links to county and municipal websites. Organized by state. Individual websites have links to local laws and ordinances, budgets, etc.

HatiTrust Digital Library. (HatiTrust)  {Restricted Use}  Digital repository of books, reports, documents, etc. including budgets.

LibWeb. (  Links to libraries throughout the world by geographical region then library type such as public, academic, etc.

Newspapers. (The Ohio State University. University Libraries)  List of newspaper indices.

State & Local Government. (  Links to state, county, and local municipalities through official state web sites.

State Government Offices, Local US Government, City Government and Federal Government. (State and Local Government on the Net)  Links to the official websites of counties and municipalities within a state.  Select State, then county, etc. 

Further Reading

City Government Revenue Sources:  An Examination of Eight Western States. Stephanie Witt, James B. Weatherby, and Lisa Wennstrom.  Boise, Idaho:  Boise State University, Public Policy Center, February 2010.

State and Local Taxes.  (Tax Policy Center)  General information on revenue streams for the State and Local Governments.