When economic conditions permit, states should accumulate budget reserves adequate to maintain services during recessions.
Deficit-reduction efforts should avoid cuts in programs that serve low- and moderate-income populations.
Higher levels of government should provide adequate resources when mandating functions to lower levels of government.
Efforts to balance the budget or address shortfalls should remain the purview of the legislative branch.
Enforcement of civil and criminal laws should avoid penalizing people with escalating fines, loss of rights, or criminal penalties when the person subject to enforcement cannot sa
The federal government should broadly interpret and vigorously enforce the ADA.
Policymakers should provide for transparency and honesty in the budget process.
Governments should avoid enacting laws that are inconsistent with U.S. Supreme Court precedent on takings.
Tax and spending decisions should be the purview of the legislative branch.
Legislators should not adopt supermajority voting requirements for budgetary or tax matters.