TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1972

RG 086, Governor's Commission on Tax Reform

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Governor's Commission on Tax Reform
Title: Governor's Commission on Tax Reform records
Dates: 1972
Quantity: 2 cubic feet
Abstract: Appointed by Governor Meskill, this nine-member Commission was created to analyze existing and potential revenue sources, review the State revenue structure, particularly with reference to its impact on various segments of society and on the climate for business and industry, examine the state of the property tax system, and recommend steps to be taken toward the complete reform of Connecticut’s existing tax structure.
Identification: RG086
Accession: T002749
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Pursuant to Executive Order 13 of June 15, 1972, Governor Thomas Meskill appointed a nine-member commission to make recommendations for the "complete reform of Connecticut's existing tax structure." The Order directed the commission to analyze existing and potential revenue sources, review the State revenue structure particularly with references to its impact on various segments of society and on the climate for business and industry, and to examine the state of the property tax system. The Commission was to make its recommendations by December 1, 1972. Francis E. Baker was chair and John F. Tarrant of the Tax Department acted as executive secretary. The Commission held seventeen meetings, engaged in many informal consultations, held several public hearings and received technical studies and suggestions from many people. Its report was published on December 18, 1972.

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Scope and Content

Records include meeting minutes, correspondence, administrative files, newspaper clippings, press releases, and drafts of its final report.

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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 005:035, Thomas J. Meskill gubernatorial records, Box A-853, Tax Reform Commission.

RG 045, State Revenue Task Force, 1969-1971.

RG 047, Special Tax Commission, 1932-1935.

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

RG 087, Connecticut Tax Study Commission, 1966-1967.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Governor's Commission on Tax Reform

Persons:

Baker, Francis E
Tarrant, John F

Subjects:

Connecticut. Governor's Commission on Tax Reform -- Records and correspondence
Finance, Public -- Connecticut
Local taxation -- Connecticut
Property tax relief -- Connecticut
Taxation -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Clippings
Correspondence
Memorandums
Minutes
Press releases
Reports
Transcripts

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The State Library received these records from the Tax Department on September 19, 1973.

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Container List

Records, 1972
Box
1. Minutes, 1972 June 28-November 16, bound volume 1
2. Memoranda, 1972 July-November, bound volume
Principally summaries of the proceedings in meetings, supplementing the original minutes.
Same volume as minutes.
3. General file, 1972
Correspondence, memoranda, drafts, working papers, press releases, clippings, etc.
In numbered folders.
1. Communications from and to (Chairman) Baker 1
2. Insurance Co. Data
3. C.P.E.C. (Connecticut Public Expenditure Council)
4. Education
5. Letters and info regarding hearings 2
6. Property taxes
7. Minutes and memoranda and agenda of meetings
8. Miscellaneous compilations of figures
9. J.F.T. (Tarrant) letters and memos
10. Bills
For commission expenses.
11. Member outlines and worksheets 3
Report drafts and printed report, parts I & II.
12. Requests for copies of study
13. Press releases and clippings 4
14. Verbatim transcriptions of public hearings