TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1976-1979

RG 028:008, Governor's Study Group on Limitation of Government Expenditures, 1978

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 Study Group on Limitation of Government Expenditures
Title: Governor's Study Group on Limitation of Government Expenditures records
Dates: 1976-1979
Quantity: .5 cubic feet
Abstract: The Commission studied Connecticut's fiscal situation and evaluated various revenue and expenditure control devices.
Identification: RG028_008
Accession: 1979-041
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Gov. Ella T. Grasso appointed the Governor’s Study Group on Limitation of Government Expenditures in June 1978 to study Connecticut’s fiscal situation as well as evaluate various revenue and expenditure control devices in Connecticut. Frazar B. Wilde, Chairman of the Board Emeritus, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, chaired the 15-member group. Dr. Ronald C. Fisher served as Executive Director.

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Scope and Content

Includes correspondence to Chairman Wilde, meeting minutes, preliminary and final reports, and various reference publications.

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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 028:001, Commission to Investigate the Advisability of Consolidating Certain State Boards and Commissions and to Investigate the Public Health Laws, 1915.

RG 028:002, Commission on the Reorganization of State Departments, 1935-1937.

RG 028:003, Commission to study the Integration of the State Judicial System, 1943-1945.

RG 028:004, Commission on State Government Organization, 1949-1950.

RG 028:005, Commission on Services and Expenditures (Etherington Commission), 1971.

RG 028:006, Committee on the Structure of State Government (Filer Committee), 1976-1977.

RG 028:007, Human Servuces Reorganization Commission, 1977-1979.

RG 028:009, Commission to Study the Management of State Government (Thomas Commission), 1989-1991.

RG 028:010, Commission to Effect Government Reorganisation (Hull-Harper Commission), 1991-1992.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Fisher, Ronald C
Wilde, Frazar B

Organizations:

Connecticut. Governor's Study Group on Limitation of Government Expenditures

Subjects:

Connecticut -- Appropriations and expenditures
Connecticut. Governor's Study Group on Limitation of Government Expenditures -- Records and correspondence
Expenditures, Public
Finance, Public -- Connecticut
Government spending policy -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Correspondence
Minutes
Press releases
Reports

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Pam Diamond, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, transferred the records to the State Archives on March 29, 1979.

Processing Information

These records were formerly RG 99. In 1994, State Archives staff consolidated the collection with other records of similar commissions in a new RG 28.

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Container List

Records, 1976-1979
Box
Correspondence to Frazer Wilde, 1978 June-November, 1 folder 1
Copies only. Includes letter from Gov. Grasso thanking Mr. Wilde for accepting the chair. Also letters and attachments from the Office of Policy and Management, Connecticut Conference on Municipalities, and Connecitcut Public Expenditure Council.
2. Minutes, 1978-1979, 1 folder
3. Approved Scope of Study, 1978 July 19, 1 folder
Alternative preliminary study group positions.
4. Press releases, 1978-1979, 1 folder
Dr. Ronald C. Fisher's appointment as Executive Director, October 10, 1978; report presentation to Gov. Grasso, March 8, 1979.
5. Preliminary reports, 1978-1979
First written report, November 10, 1978 presenting fiscal situation overview; third written report, December 8, 1979 presents fiscal control options for the state.
6. Final report, 1979 March
Report of the Governor's Study Group on the Limitation of Government Expenditures. 56 pages.
7. Reference publications, 1976-1978, 22 items
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relation. Intergovernmental Perspective 43(3) Summer Washington, D.C., 1978.
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relation. "Part 3 Expenditures." In Significant Features of Fiscal Federalism. 1976-77 ed. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1977.
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relation. State Limitations on Local Taxes Expenditures. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, February 1977.
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relation. State Mandating of Local Expenditures. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, July 1978.
Barone, Michael. "What the Voters Were Saying." Wall Street Journal. 22 November 1978.
Bell, Michael and Ronald C. FisherState Limitations on Local Taxing and Spending Powers: Comment and Re-Evaluation. August 1978.
Colorado. General Statutes, "Restruction on State Spending". 27-75-201.1.
Colorado. Petition for referendum. State Expenditure Limit. Defeated November 1978.
Congressional Research Service. Proposition 13: An Economic Analysis. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 15 June 1978.
Connecticut Governor's Urban Action Task Force. "Discussion Draft: Committee Reports." Hartford, Conn.: OPM, 12 October 1978.
Conneecticut Conference of Municipalities. A Profile of Austerity: Hard Times Push Connecticut Towns and Cities into Far Reaching Economy Moves. New Haven, Conn.: March 1976.
Conneecticut Conference of Municipalities. Some Materials Concerning Expenditure and Tax Limitations in Connecticut. New Haven, Conn.: September 1978.
Conneecticut Conference of Municipalities. State Mandates to Cities and Towns. New Haven, Conn.: March 1976.
Connecticut Public Expenditure Council, Inc. Connecticut State Revenues, Expenditures, Employees from 1950. Data Series. Hartford, Conn.: Travelers Insurance Co., March 1976.
Connecticut Public Expenditure Council, Inc. Tax Payers News. 30 (5) September-October 1978.
Congressional Research Service. Proposition 13: An Economic Analysis. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 15 June 1978.
Jacobs, Sanford L. "Capping New Jersey's Taxes." Wall Street Journal. 31 October 1978.
Michigan Initiative Amendemnt [to the State Constitution]. "Local Revenue Limit." November 1978.
Petersen, John and Marcia Claxton. "Tax and Expenditure Limits: Proposition 13 and Its Alternatives." Special Bulletin 1978C. Municipal Finance Officers' Association1978.
"Tax Revolt Heads for Fall Ballots" State Government News. July 1978.
Tennessee. Constitutional Amendment. "State Revenue Limit." March 1978.
Trend Report. "An Update on the 'Taxpayers' Revolt'." Unpublished memo to subsscribers. 2 Auagust 1978.