Congressional Edition Volume 6916

Congressional Edition Volume 6916

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...of the District of Columbia. Mr. Worthington. Thank God for that. One moment. What I said was that Col. Lancaster said that, and that I thought that one of the commissioners had said it also. Mr. Gard. Did you turn around to see whether Col. Lancaster was present before you said it? Mr. Worthington. I do not care whether he is present or not. Commissioner Brownlow. I know that I did not say it, and I am quite sure that neither Mr. Newman nor I, in advocating the abolition of the half-and-half plan, made any statement as to what proportion of the sentiment of the community we represented. Commissioner Brownlow. I should like to ask Col. Truesdell one other question. I believe you said, Col. Truesdell, that this depreciation in the property in the District of Columbia had been large, approximately in the last two years, did you not? Mr. Truesdell. 1 think it is longer than that. I think it has been greater during the last two years than during previous years. Commissioner Brownlow. How long ago was the present assessment made? Mr. Truesdell. Two years ago, I think. Commissioner Brownlow. I just wanted to bring that out. One other matter I would like to call attention to, if the committee will pardon me. Mr. Truesdell. I think the new assessment was made this last year. Commissioner Brownlow. It was completed in 1914, but the work in the field was done two years ago this month and next. I understood you to say, Col. Truesdell--and if I am wrong, I hope you will correct me--that the abolition of th-j half-and-half plan would mean we would either have to cut the expenditures of the District or else raise a good deal of additional local revenue. Mr. Trdesdell. Yes; I said that. Commissioner Brownlow. Why would that be true, when, under the plan...
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  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650131
  • 9781236650139