TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Records 1969-1971

RG 045, State Revenue Task Force

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

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Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. State Revenue Task Force
Title: State Revenue Task Force records
Dates: 1969-1971
Quantity: 3 cubic feet
Abstract: The State Revenue Task Force was appointed pursuant to Special Act 274 of the 1969 Session of the General Assembly for the purpose of preparing recommendations for a revised Connecticut tax structure. The Task Force received suggestions and heard testimony from many government, community and business leaders, and it commissioned and studied a series of special reports on various aspects of the subject.
Identification: RG045
Accession: 1971-002
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The State Revenue Task Force was appointed pursuant to Special Act 274 of the 1969 Session of the General Assembly for the purpose of preparing recommendations for a revised Connecticut tax structure. It first met in the State Capitol on September 9, 1969, and adopted its report at a final meeting on January 21, 1971. Frazar B. Wilde was chair and Murray Drabkin served as its full-time director. The Task Force received suggestions and heard testimony from many government, community and business leaders, and it commissioned and studied a series of special reports on various aspects of the subject. Hearings were held in several major cities in addition to the regular meetings in the Capitol, most of which were open to the public.

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Scope and Content

This record group contains minutes of meetings, a summary of recommendations, the final report, unpublished studies and memoranda, statements prepared for hearings, sound recordings of public heaerings, a general file and an administrative file.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG 047, Special Tax Commission, 1933 - 1935

RG 077, Bipartisan Commission on State Tax Revenue and Related Fiscal Policy, 1982-1983

RG 086, Governor's Commission on Tax Reform, 1972

RG 087, Connecticut Tax Study Commission, 1966 - 1967

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. State Revenue Task Force

Persons:

Drabkin, Murray
Wilde, Fazar Bullard

Subjects:

Connecticut. State Revenue Task Force -- Records and correspondence
Revenue -- Connecticut
Taxation -- Connecticut
Taxation -- Research -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Clippings
Correspondence
Minutes
Reports
Sound recordings

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Container List

Records, 1969-1971
Box
1. Minutres of meetings, 1969 September 9-1971 January 21 1
Arranged chronologically.
2. Summary of recommendations, 1971 January 26
Inculudes copies of the transmittal letter to the Governor, the summary of recommendations (16 pp.), the related press release, the text of the Chairman's speech, and a note on the personal income tax.
3. Final report, 1971 February 11
Original typed copy (possibly for photo-offset) of the final report, with transmittal letter signed by the Chairman, table of contents, text (92 pages) and appendices (approximately 100 pages).
4. Unpublished studies and memoranda, 1979
See, Edmund M. and Sanford Neiman. Fee structure of the State of Connecticut.
Gravlin, Leslie M. State grant-in-aid programs supplementing those listed in "State Aid to Local Government in Connecticut - A Reference Guide to the General Statutes," published by the Insitite of Public Service, University of Connecticut, March 1970.
Hinrichs, Harley H. Comments on future developments of Federal grants-in-aid and projected aid to Connecticut.
Netzer, Dick. State water pollution charges (a supplement to "User charge revenue in Connecticut: Practice and prospects").
No author. Off-track betting and State operated lotteries.
Gravlin, Leslie M. Service charges on private tax-exempt property.
Gravlin, Leslie M. The personal property tax.
Netzer, Dick. Tuition and scholarship possibilities in higher education: Some global estimates.
Ainsworth, Kenneth G. State-local fiscal relationships in Connecticut.
Ainsworth, Kenneth G. Alternative formulas used to distribute state aid to local jurisdictions.
5 Statements prepared for hearings, April 10, 1970 and June 9, 1970, 1 looseleaf binder
The texts of statements delivered or prepared for presentation to the public hearings held in Hartford. Those prepared for the april 10 hearing are preceded by copies of letters of invitation, a list of speakers, and the text of Chairman Wilde's opening remarks.
6. Sound recordings of public hearings, 1970 May-June 2
Gray Audagraph (and one Soundscriber) discs containing the proceedings of public hearings in the communities listed below, together iwth the lists of participants, the texts of some statements and other related materials.
Waterbury, 1970 May 14
New London, 1970 May 19
Torrington, 1970 May 21
Willimantic, 1970 May 27
Bridgeport, 1970 June 2
New Haven, 1970 June 4
Hartford, 1970 June 9
7.; General file, 1969-1971
Correspondence, memoranda, working papers and reference materials.
Complaints (Tax structure) 2
Connecticut Association of Assessing Officers, Inc.
Connecticut Conference of Mayors
Connecticut inheritance tax -- Jantscher
Corporation business tax
Corporation business tax -- Banks
Expenditure & revenue projections
Expenditure projections (State Departments)
Fee Structure of the State of Connecticut. See, Edmund M. and Sanford Neiman
General fund deficit
Highway user taxes
Incidence of Connecticut state & local taxes & expenditures -- Eapen
Interstate fiscal comparisons -- Morss 3
Insurance company taxes
Interstate fiscal comparisons
Lead men
Materials distributed to task force
Miscellaneous
Newspaper clippings
Off-track betting, lotteries
Open space taxation
Payment in lieu of taxes program
Personal income tax - Circuit breaker
Personal income tax (Estimates)
Personal income tax IRS data
Personal income tax -- Other states
Personal income tax (Task force proposals)
Personal income tax -- Miscellaneous
Personal property tax 4
Personal property tax -- 1969 town list with ueld estimates prepared by State Tax Department
Population, employment & income in Connecticut. Ainsworth, 1970 July
Positions of local government
Positions of organizations (Business, civic, etc.)
Property tax
Questionnaire & replies -- Towns and cities, 1970 March
Real estate conveyance tax
Regional task force hearings
Revenue and Expenditure Projections for the State and Local Governments of Connecticut, 1970-1080. Kenneth G. Ainsworht, Elliott R. Morss
Revenue estimate -- CPEC, 1970 April 5
Revenue estimates consequences of various proposals
Revenue estimates general fund
Sales and use tax
Service charges on private tax exempt property
State and Local Revenue Projections -- Ainsworth, 1970 July
State grants-in-aid programs
State grants-in-aid -- Block grants
State tax studies -- Bibliography
Task force actions -- Recap sheets
Task force agendas
Task force budget
Task force clippings
Task force consultants
Tax force -- Correspondence with members
Task force -- Legal opinions
Task force -- Letters of complaint
Task force -- Mateiral forwarded from Mr. Wilde's office
Task force meeting notices 6
Task force -- SA 274 -- Rosters, etc.
Task force -- Subcommittees
Tax collections
Tax exemptions -- Elderly
User charges -- Tuition
User charges -- Water pollution
Utilities taxes
8. Administrative file, 1970-1971
Correspondence, notes and related materials relating primarliy to reimbursement of consultants' expenses, editing and reproduction of studies, travel and meeting arrangements, etc.
Ainsworth, Kenneth G., Professor -- Consultant
Drabkin, Murray -- Director
Eapen, A. Thomas
Hinrichs, Harley H. -- Consultant
Jantscher, Gerald R.
Jolles, Ira H. -- Consultant
Morss, Elliott M. -- Consultant
Netzer, Dick
See, Edmund and Sanford Neiman
Smith, Theodore Reynolds
Wilde, Frazar B. -- Chairman
9. Secretary's record book, 1969-1971
Notebook kept by Mrs. Joan Kemler, containing minutes, notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings.