The Bulletin of the National Tax Association; 1915-1916 Volume 1, No. 3

The Bulletin of the National Tax Association; 1915-1916 Volume 1, No. 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...for improving budget methods. The Sulzer administration, the constitutional convention of 1915, the legislative session of 1916--in these periods state budget making emerged from obscurity into newspaper wrangles. Political leaders in many parties have come to discuss the question. more familiarly than can most college professors of finance--yet. More literature has been written about New York's budget convulsions than about the budgets of all other states. For a decade to come college classes will wade through this empire state literature and revel in its complications, contradictions and inconclusiveness. Yet in many respects the state and science of budget making are in New York more backward in 1916 than in 1907 when Governor Hughes made the first official plea for budget reform. Why more backward? Because in Governor Hughes' plan popular control via popular information was the keynote, whereas in 1916 popular information and popular control have been "lost in the shuffle" of "legislative budget vs. executive budget." In seven ways, however, most other states can benefit from following advance steps taken by the 1916 legislature in New York. 1. The governor has a fund of $6,450 for analyzing estimates. 2. The legislature has given a joint committee $18,400 for clerks to study budget needs between this year's adjournment and next year's budget voting. 3. The governor must submit estimates with his own recommendation, i. e., a tentative executive budget, at the opening of the legislature. 4. The legislative committee must submit its recommendations or tentative legislative budget by March 15th. 5. All appropriation measures--not including special bills unfortunately, or bond-issue proposals--must be in one general...
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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236912535
  • 9781236912534