?This book examines a "fiscal discontent hypothesis" which suggests one impact of recent taxpayer revolts has been to reduce local officials' budgetary discretion. That, in turn, has motivated public sector employees to utilize collective bargaining as a vehicle for protecting their interests.?-Public Administrative Review
About the Author
ARTHUR W. SPENGLER spent 19 years on the staff of the county council for Montgomery County, Maryland, serving as its staff director and principal policy advisor for eight years./e He has worked as a policy and fiscal analyst for the county and federal governments. Recently, he has been a full-time member of the faculty at George Mason University.