Passing responsibilities down to lower levels of government should be undertaken primarily to place services closer to the people being served and to maximize administrative effic
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.
When a higher level of government determines that a lower level of government should perform a necessary function, adequate resources must be made available to accomplish the task
Services should be implemented and operated by the level of government that can most appropriately and efficiently deliver them.
Tax and spending decisions should be the purview of the legislative branch and should not be subject to legislative line-item veto and enhanced rescission-p
Legislators should not adopt supermajority voting requirements for budgetary or tax matters.
Governments should not limit their ability to address future economic and political changes and the need for investments.