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Joint Legislative Body Pro
poses Reduction of State
. Reduction of the state tax levj
l\or 1922 by at least one-third is to be
the major proposal of the joint leg
islative committee on economy and
consolidation, according to an an
nouncement following a twp day ses
sion of the committee in Columbia
last week. The meeting was attended
by Senator Neils Christensen, chair
man; Senators F. A. Miller and W.
Fred Lightsey, and Representative
E. T.- Hughes and J. Ed. Anderson.
The only member absent was Repre
sentative John K. Hamblin, who was
unavoidably detained by cases in
According to the committee's
statement, three different devices
will be used to reduce the state tax
levy from 12 mills to eight mills or
less. The first is to postpone the con
: struction of practically all building
operations for a year. The second is
to carry on the state government at
smaller cost by means of better or
ganization and improved operating
procedure. The third is to raise part
of the state's, money by levies on
those now escaping wholly or partial
ly their fair share of the burden. All
told, according to the committee, the
general property tax can be reduced
over $2,000,000 compared with 1921.
After considerable discussion the
committee 'came to the conclusion
that financial conditions in the state
would justify its recommendation to
the legislature 'of deferring practi
cally all building operations in 1922.
Such action would result in a reduc
tion of the appropriations by ap
proximately half a million dollars.
The committee realizes th^t tjhis
means merely the deferring of ex
penditures which in some cases will
haye to be made later. In only a few
instances, however, was the commit
tee able to learn of conditions mak
ing the erection of new buildings at
once very desirable and in most cas
es it was thought no great hardship
would result from a postponement of
the building program for one year.
The principal attention of the com
mittee was given to the possibility
of savings through the consolidation
of state agencies, through better in
ternal organization in departments
and institutions, through the central
purchasing of supplies, through im
provements in the state's fiscal sys
tem, and through better operating
procedure. After carefully consider
ing conditions as found in each sep
arate department, commission, board
and institution, the committee con
cluded that the appropriations for
1922 might be decreased by another
half million in this manner. In this
case the committee points out the sav
ings will not be for 1922 only but
will continue year after year indefi
nitely. Members expressed the furth
er opinion that closer financial con
trol according to a plan which will
be presented to the legislature may
be expected to prevent any rapid
and unreasonable increase in the cost
of state government during the pros
perous years which the committee be
lieves will in the course of time be
experienced again in South Carolina.
Changes in System.
Additional relief should be given
hard pressed tax payers, the commit
tee believes, through changes in the
tax system, and the committee is
working on definite proposals to pre
sent to the legislature. These pro
posals will deal with new sources of
revenue and with means of so shift
ing the tax burden that it will be
more fairly distributed. In particular
the committee expects to recommend
the adoption of plans to recommend
the raising of at least $1,000,000
from those now escaping taxation.in
whole or in part, with a consequent
lessening of the levies on those now
carrying the whole load.
Before adjourning the committee
went over the reports on the various
state agencies made by Griffenhagen
& Associates, Ltd., of Chicago, the
industrial engineers who have con
ducted the investigations, and decid
ed upon the t$xt of the report it will
make to the legislature. This report,
which the committee expects to put
into the hands of members of the gen
eral assembly when they convene in
January, will consist of two parts.
The first part will embody the com
mittee's conclusions and recommen
dations and its concrete proposals as
to savings, improvements in the fis
cal system, and changes in the tax
system which will shift part of the
burden to those now paying only
small amounts of escaping entirely.
The second part will set forth brief
ly the committee's findings with re
gard to the conditions in each of the
various state agencies.-The State,
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Notice is hereby given that, hunt
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Nov. 21, 1921.
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Notice is hereby given that hunt
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upon my land is prohibited and ?he
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This is meant for everybody, without
Mrs. ELLEN W. STROTHER^
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Notice is hereby, given that all
hunting, fishing and traspassing of
every manner whatsoever on the
land of the undersigned is hereby
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