Backfire of Earmarking and Check-offs


One of the popular gimmicks lawmakers like to entertain to fund favorite projects or programs is to earmark revenues from a particular source with the intent of providing a continual stream of funding without having to go back each year to request funding.
Such is the case of the conveyance tax which was initially established back in 1966 to replace what was then a federal law that required stamps for the transfer of any real property. The