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Download ebook Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918 (Volume 3)
Download ebook Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918 (Volume 3)

Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918 (Volume 3) by Massachusetts Convention
Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918 (Volume 3)
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Author: Massachusetts Convention
Number of Pages: 758 pages
Published Date: 31 Jan 2012
Publisher: General Books
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781235604829
File size: 37 Mb
File Name: Debates.in.the.Massachusetts.Constitutional.Convention,.1917-1918.(Volume.3).pdf
Download Link: Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918 (Volume 3)
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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... best one, possibly, is that of England, and under the system which has been in vogue there for many years the sole responsibility is on the minister who submits the budget. Parliament cannot increase or add, but it can decrease or omit items. We already have made provision in this resolution reported by the committee giving the Legislature the power by a separate bill, after the budget bill has been passed, to make certain appropriations only by a majority vote of all the members of each House, but one condition is that they must provide in that bill the means whereby this appropriation is to be paid. This gives the Legislature enough power over the Governor. A commission of three was appointed by President Taft a few years ago to prepare and report on a budget system for the United States. The commission consisted of Dr. Cleveland of New York, Dr. Goodnow of Baltimore and Harvey S. Chase of Boston. After three years careful study they recommended to Congress that a budget be adopted for the Federal Government, and in that report was a recommendation that Congress should not have the power to increase or add items to the budget. If we allow our Legislature to increase or add items to the executive budget then we, in effect, destroy the fundamental principle of an executive budget. Only at the last session, our Legislature, by chapter 244, worked out a budget system for Massachusetts. They of course retained the power to increase and add items in the bill, because they thought a true executive budget would take away some of their power. I think possibly reading a few words of Mr. Chase, a member of the commission appointed by President Taft, would get before the Convention in fewer words than I can say, my main contention. In speaking of the executive budg...

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