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This TI a news n puper a er belongs a tfr Jy tcr the thepeople t1 t epeople e epeople
people of Florid The s xp nes of its pub publication publication publication ¬ I
lication Are met m t from k fund f nd made up by the thepeople thepeople thepeople
people of FloridaThis Florida FloridaThin FloridaThil
Thin fund was turned over to me for thispurpose hispurposebecause this thJIpurpoeebeca
purpoeebeca purpose because In tb tbs tulln tallnett of ofcharity theft theftcharity the thecharity
charity the contributors confided in mihumble my myhumble myhumble
humble capacity and limited experience to touse touse toUI8
use it well and in the integrity of my put purpose puripose putpoee ¬
cood in strict con conformity confortuity conformity ¬
pose pose to use it only for f r good
formity with the impulse that promptedthem prompted promptedthem
them to raise it itWhen ItWhen itWhen
When asked to edit it I said id that I wouldbe would woulclbe
be glad to do it IF I
LY L Y FREE I reminded them that the motto mottoof
of The Sun was wuhlf H its it right we are for forit forita forItand
Itand it ita and d that a paper sailing under u d r this flagcarried fl flcarried flag f1Aacarried
GOOD INTENT for ballast ballastThis blUatT ballastThis
This T accounts for the Morning Sun SunI S SI
I ask HU 11 good men to help rote roteCLAUDE uwCLAUDE m miAK
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On the broad broadspaasibility u J t lf rt k h > Jjettiio rtto 1OdiYi4e 1OdiYi4eapoaibility divide nI n raap011Ribilityi
spaasibility i1t ID M t11 l it I Ivt v venture pure tcall to tocall t tcall
call attention to a bill that th < < t is pending pe lius hg in iilt the Senate Sen Seuf Seuate en enate
ate and the House H uae for the purpose putJ pur > tle f of asking aski i Members Mem 1I1e111i 1I1e111bers anetnbens
bers to give this bill their attention t t6 1 1merits consider co li er ft itmerits ftmerits ita
merits to discover di eover itsdemeyits it > if any y and if the thefind they theyfind thefind
find the principle of the bill binto to be good to ptrfec ptrfecit pe fect fectit
it and save the principle by passing it itI itI itI
I hope it will not no be considered d necessary D lry for forto m mto me meto <
to say Se anything to prove that it is best to divide responsibility responsibility re ftspol1sibitity
sponsibility in governmental goven 1 1enta1 affairs affairsFor affairsFor irs irsFor
For this principle is the tb foundation foaD atiOl1ro rock k of ofdem ofdemocratic dem democratic desuocrtic
ocratic government sad a the keystone k yeto e of the arch Of Ofde a ademocratic o odemocratic
democratic de 10Cratic institutionsDemocracy institutions institutionsDemocracy iDstitutioDemocracy
Democracy owes its very existence to the force forciof fortyof forceof
of the truth of this princible acting ad ng 09 the minds mindiof
of men menDemocracy menDemocracy menDemocracy
Democracy gets its name J1a e from the Greek word wordthe wordthe wordthe
the people and a government by the people u ualways it italways uarrays
always one o te of divided responsibilities responsibilitiesWhenever resp i bhities bhitiesWhenever litiea litieaWhenever
Whenever men have become tired of absolutism absolutismwhenever ablo1utilllawbeaever absolutiaDnwhenever
whenever the public conscience has been quic1 quicken quickened q uicen uicened en ened ¬
ed and nd the minds of men have been freed they theyhave theyhave theyhave
have demanded a democracy in order by dividing dividinggovtrmental dividinggovermental dlvidiufiOWrmenW
govtrmental responsibilities to do away a with withabsolutism withablol withabsolutism
absolutism absolutismThis ablol absolutismThis utim utimThil
This much being said in support of a proposi proposition proJ propositioa li litiaG ¬
tion that really needed no demonstrating I will willget winget Willgat
get down to the particular bill I started to write writeabout writeabout writeabout
about aboutIt
It is a bill introduced in i the House by MrMahaffey Mr MrMahaffey MrMahaffey
Mahaffey of Gaddden and in the Senate by Mr MrMiller MrMiller MrMiller
Miller of the Fa FirstF Pirate at
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changes Section 578 of the General Statutes Statutesso
Clerks of the thecuit then thensuit Cir CircttH
so s as to make it read reac th thwt t the
suit Courts of this State shall send tWr th lr statements statementsof
the Comptroller but the themoney themoney themoney
of tax redemptions to
money to the State TreasurerThe Treasurer rreanretThe TreasurerThe
The law which contains Section S Secti 578 57 57passed ws wspassed wU wUpassed
passed probably without wi out the kw makers ers con considering c cc n nideritw ngiderbgg ¬
sidering city carefully c 4fly ny its prsctkal pt sal ws wpfkbg mg and andputs andputs andhuts
puts in the hands of the Comptroller a largattomnt large 1 1aiJ10t largemoth
l reaches he dostr dostrto cl clto c1osLoa
aiJ10t moth tlt t of duty which sometimes s etiuies rea
and without re renumbering reD1e111bering reasembering
to Loa a hundred hued d thousand dollars
numbering that the State Treasury is designated designatedby
by the Constitution tit11tiott as the place where public mon
ey shall be beUnder k kUDder kept keptUnder
Under the present pres nt law Clarks of the Circuit CircuitCourts CiroultCourts CircuitCourts
Courts of all of the counties alCt11dtxf send d to th the Comp Comptroller Comptiller Comptroller ¬
troller a list of tax tax redemptions rede = ption monthly withchecks with withchecks withchecb
checks to toeaver cover the amounts ounts paid in The Comptrotter Comp Camptrol1ef Comptrotler
trotter deposits his h iI money to his hi credit as b Comp Comptroller Comptroller Comptroller ¬
troller in bank banks of his hi own choosing He then thendistributes thenI thendistributee thendistributes
distributes the I amounts to the State and to the thecounties theoountiea thecounties
counties It takes sotee tim to do this work workand workand ork orkand
and the rule is that the C Comptroller is 1 from fourto four fourto
to eight months mouthsJbehd behind in the th distribution di btttion of ttus ttusmoney tbilmODey Chshoney
money moneyThis honeyThis mODeyTh
This Th leaves an average avengebelanceto average balance to the th credit of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Comptroller all the tbeti time of from sixty toninety to toninety toninety
ninety thousand dollarsThe dollarsXhe dollars donarsThe
The bill pending in the th Le Legislature ll slattire tIJ t t to which Itm Itin I tam
tm endeavoring e voring to tocall sail your attention in the thehope thehopetbat hope hopethat hopethat
that Jt ifwin will be b enacted providesi provides providesfttat
fttat ths i money tJey sent sit tiJ1 in by bytlic the = various Y 1iQusClerksof 1iQusClerksofCircn Clerks of ofCircui ofCircttiit
Circui Courts shall be kept in the State Treasuryuntil Tre Treasury Treal1tryuntil rury ruryuntil
until the tb Comptroller C makes U3a es u his distribution andthen andthen and ahdtber
then shall h ll be paid out by wa krrant nt nt of the Comp Comptroller amp amptroUer mptrogler ¬
troller just like l kti all other public money is paid
out outThere There are patent pa t to me and + to to airy any anywho y cAt els elswho eW eWwho
who will direct dzr ct Ms h attention tp tiuf marten ttr goo pa 1 1reasons
0 1 i ireasons IrealO11s
reasons why whrthii this law should be changed c M asbill thi thibill l
bill 1 ll will change it itFirst itNt itI
First I irat Nt The Constitution ltitution directs that jmbliusonty public publicy tb1i tb1iicy
icy y shall be e kept ept in 11 the State Treasuryecand TreasurySe Treasury Trtu1rySecoa4
Se Secoa4 < x 4 Tie State Treasurer gives giVIIlO 100 QppO QppObond K Kbond JQ JQd >
bond d the Comptroller 5000 5000i 5000Third 5000Third 50 0 0Third
i Third Banks in which public mtey ja lao3Jeyltt < mey j in th thState ChState t tState
State Treasury is deposited i depO ed are selected by thre tbramen thremen tJ3ree tJ3reemea
men the tbeGovernor Governor the Treasurer and the tfoComptroller theComptroller thomptroller
Comptroller and these three are required req i by lai laifco r rto w wto
to designate te those banks ba Q as State Statewhich Depositor Deposiorwbict Depositorwhich
which offer the best inducement i as to securityInterest security aecutitymterelt ac acinterest
Interest Punt money in the hands c of ofComptroller t the theontptraller e eComptroller
Comptroller is deposited in banks selected lIlecWlir lIlecWlirt by byman hqJ hqJuz1
man wit tornt It t any requirement t of law for forw foror seewit seewitir
ir interest interestFourth intentFonrth 18 f J JI
I Fourth Three men pass puaoatAe on the t1 secmitiei secmitieitred Icnftsbred tfll tfllfere4
bred by banks b in in which money im i the theIVeasury theTreuury S Sressury
IVeasury is is deposited One man passes on onlecurities onsecurities fM fMuritiel
securities if be wishes to require them offered offeredMttks offeredb b bisks
b Mttks b in which money to the Comptrollers Comptroller iiedit iieditI f fi
i s depositedFifth depositedFifth deposited depoeitedFifth
Fifth Public money in the State Treasury de deHtited deso depoeitecl
Htited zted in banks draws two per cent interest on ovaverage oniverage 011average
average monthly balances Public money ia thktnds th t1MJauda the thestuds <
studs ot the Comptroller deposited in banks draws
no interest that gets into the public treasury treasuryIf
If the money that now is in the Comptrollers ComptrollerstreasMs Comptrollerstre
treasMs treas tre b pat fcy tttfc law into the Public Treas Treasnry Treasury Treasgicy
icy f fThr
icyThree uryThtftJl1e11 Thr Three ThtftJl1e11 men will handle it instead of ont a man manunder manunder manunder
under a hundred hu dred thousandrdollar ar b bond nd responsible responsiblefor
for it instead in instead of one under a five thousanddol thousanddollar oUIInddol1ar ¬
lar l ar bond security will by kwbe 1 lx be irt ttfred for it itwhen itwla itw
when w deptiitti 4eplett m banks ad a btee 1nt t will be paid paidIf
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If the 8verageb81anc average balances t tft mt the th Comptroller iptr0her ller has hashad hahad hashad
had in his hands handafot for the last tiffc6 ti f years had been beeniu beenin beenin
in the State S te Treasury Treas ry it would JL jbfcye a eneed toduce pced < l between be between between ¬
tween 1200 and 1800 per year which w 1 eh would wouldhave wouldh wouldhave
revenue ttt fmacL fmacLThis n tr trThis >
have h ve gone e into the general r v
This new bill if made a law wffit s1ot ftot take takeany takeany takeany
any thing out out of the hands handsofthic of the Coiip ContpUer lJer er ex except exceptt2ae exceptthe ¬
cept ceptthe the money which whiehthe the e Constitution il4 I not in intend intend intend ¬
tend he should have I
This bill has been in i1 the thch hand nds of tft House Housecommittee HouseI Housecomufittee Housecotrrmittee
committee for I more than the six six tttf aWrnated ° designated by byHouse byHouse byHouses
House rules rul for fa or a bill to be ref rtPOtt reportedt > 0ttedv It t should shouldnot shouldnot shouldnot
not be allowed to die am + the i calendar ce1en ar There is istoo ish istoo
too much muc h merit in In it itIt ItIt to totoo x xIt
It should be b reported r favorably faori bly ably nf bl y or orwithout orwitheut orwithout
without recommendation without fipffcbtr fn f DtIbe delay delayand delayand delayand
and should come squarely before th the theH Sfortse for the themembers tbemeplbers theuaewbers
members to exercise their t eir ttigut gnt as pgKtsjtntatives pgKtsjtntativesof ntatives ntativesof
of the people to enact it or to kill it itFor itFor itor
For or the reasons reasonsv reasonsI v I have given I betted be1i b e that it itshould itshould itshould
should be enacted These T11 cola columns cOl n I i rfe open to toany toanyone toany
anyone any one who can di dilscoVtr d cov over r any y rsaaon xe r J1 r yttyf w I it t should shouldnot
be enacted enactedHERES < +
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Pistoltoting F Piat toytotitJ l bills have displnbed JaOei J legislative legislativeace rislativeap
ap pace > ace ce consumed cb U11 asuratl Le Legislative slative time faxtfM LeglsLative Legis Legislative LegislativeortQrYt ¬
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tpproprIss ippropriatioci ns for many Legislative Legislative LegislativeAs aeastaas aeastaasAs s ss
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totingProPosition xing proposition the statute books of Florida are arcncumbered areI areIncumbered arenrumbered
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