state relations (81 - 90 of 245 items)
Rural Development: Patchwork of Federal Programs Needs To Be Reappraised
RCED-94-165: Published: Jul 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the economic problems facing rural America, focusing on: (1) the factors affecting the economic well-being of rural areas; and (2) whether federal programs efficiently address rural economic problems.GAO found that: (1) many factors, such as sparse population, isolation, and dependence on a single industry, affect the economic vitality of a rural c...
Health Care: Federal and State Antitrust Actions Concerning the Health Care Industry
HEHS-94-220: Published: Aug 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) antitrust enforcement actions against hospitals; and (2) state legislation that creates regulatory programs for the approval of mergers and joint ventures among health care providers.GAO found that: (1) from fiscal year (FY) 1981 through FY 1993, DOJ and FTC challenged...
Los Angeles Earthquake: Opinions of Officials on Federal Impediments to Rebuilding
RCED-94-193: Published: Jun 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed federal laws, unfunded mandates, and regulatory requirements that hinder state and local authorities from expeditiously rebuilding the areas in Southern California devastated by the January 17, 1994 earthquake.GAO found that: (1) state and local officials are encouraged by recent policy and regulatory changes made by the Federal Emergency Managem...
Hawaiian Homelands: Hawaii's Efforts to Address Land Use Issues
RCED-94-24: Published: May 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal withdrawals of Hawaiian homelands, focusing on: (1) federal, state, and judicial opinions on the federal government's trust responsibility to native Hawaiians; (2) territorial governors' authority to withdraw certain Hawaiian homelands; and (3) the reasonableness of the methodology used to estimate the lost income from and the current marke...
Texas's Collider Claim
RCED-94-199R: Published: Apr 22, 1994. Publicly Released: May 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the Department of Energy's (DOE) settlement of Texas' claim for its investment in the terminated Superconducting Super Collider project. GAO noted that: (1) DOE has not estimated the cost of settling Texas' claim for project investment and cannot predict when it will be able to estimate those costs; (2) DOE agrees that Texas inves...
Weed and Seed: Program Objectives
GGD-94-128R: Published: May 10, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's Operation Weed and Seed Program, intended to help communities weed out crime and seed sites with crime prevention programs, focusing on: (1) program effectiveness; (2) communities' satisfaction with the program; (3) activity funding; and (4) the program's federal and local management structure. GAO noted t...
Transportation Infrastructure: Benefits of Traffic Control Signal Systems Are Not Being Fully Realized
RCED-94-105: Published: Mar 30, 1994. Publicly Released: May 2, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal, state, and local efforts to use traffic control signal systems to reduce congestion, focusing on: (1) the benefits of traffic control signal systems; (2) the problems state and local agencies face in implementing, operating, and maintaining effective signal systems; (3) the relationship between current signal systems and emerging technolog...
Federal Mandates: Unfunded Requirements Concern State and Local Officials
HEHS-94-110R: Published: Apr 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the perspectives of state and local government representatives on the impact of unfunded federal mandates. GAO noted that: (1) state and local officials are concerned with the cost of mandates, the lack of flexibility and impact of mandates on local budgets, and the absence of evidence to support the need for some mandates; (2) the c...
Community Development: Block Grant Economic Development Activities Reflect Local Priorities
RCED-94-108: Published: Feb 17, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, focusing on: (1) how program funds are used for economic development activities; (2) the impediments to using program funds; (3) the proper use of program funds; (4) the types and quality of jobs resulting from the program; and (5) the perfor...
Bureau of Reclamation: Information on the Federal Financial Commitment and Repayment Status of the Central Arizona Project
T-RCED-94-92: Published: Dec 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the Bureau of Reclamation's Central Arizona Project (CAP), focusing on the: (1) total cost for the construction of CAP; and (2) Central Arizona Water Conservation District's ability to repay allocated project costs. GAO noted that: (1) by the time CAP is completed in 1999, the CAP total construction cost is expected to total $4.7 billion and the federal share of these costs is estima...