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Image 6 of Kentucky alumnus, vol. 03, no. 02, 1930

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" ° if " — _ ·l·>Z ZA. E f - EQ? U e . — I t » __` I 6 KENTUCKY ALUMNUS ’ I ‘ I . AppIOpY1&t1OH R€dUCtlOH D€i€&t€(l - Legislature Refuses Proposal That Would Reduce University Maintenance g _ _ by $105,000; Also Defeats Bill to Create a University Junior , _ » College at Paintsville The bills introduced in the session affecting cause it points to further efforts to take activi- _ I _ the University were not large in number, but one ties from the Experiment Station and place them Q of them threatened a disastrous cut in the annual in the political field. _ U t · A in maintenance tax. As a consequence a marked The bill introduced by Hon. J. W. Preston of f I · U I reduction int University activities would have en- Prestonsburg proposed the establishment of a j I? I sued if the bill had passed. The proposal was Junior College at Paintsville under the direction I i _ U made that the 30 cent state tax on real estate of the University. At the time the suggestion , ' ; should be reduced to 20 cents. The effect of this was made the proposal was received as compli- U act would have cut state revenues $1,500,000 and mentary by the University and with no other . i T U the University income $105,000 annually, with thought than that of rendering a service. Oppo- ' I I proportional reductions in the support of other sition developed on a number of grounds; first, . U institutions. The bill passed the house and after that the proposal was a departure from the edu- ‘ I U a varied career in the senate was reconsidered cational development in this state because junior · _ Q _ and recommitted to the rules committee. college work was left to the denominational col- U . A new procedure was developed in this session ieges· it W3s 3isO argued th3-t it i0resh3~d0Wed 3- ` I C m tha matter Of appropriatjtma In the past the series of junior colleges under the University de- legislature has taken the results of the work of veicping 3- eempetitieri iihheeessery ehd ¤hWise, » . t I the budget commission and passed the bill in the 3hd iiheiiy th3t the revenues ef the stete Were ih· ` j I’ form that it came from tha cOmmitt€g_ The sufficient to maintain additional institutions. In ‘ § house and senate committees reviewed the re- View of these eehsideretiehs arid the 0PD0siti0h j U quests quite properly, but reduced the allowance developed the UhiVersitY withdrew frem the Orig- I · gf tha Umvarstty by $75,00()_ prior tt, that tha inal proposal. The bill passed the senate and was I t budget commission had cut the requests for build- het 3-eted iibeh by the hetise rules eeihihittee ih I V _ I ings in two. In the final passage of the appropri- the closing heiirs of the Session- U . ation bill the University received its regular Three other bills dealing with the profits of the I maintenance and the long standing appropria- college book store, the filing of the deeds and l tions passed by previous legislatures mainly for contracts for lands with the Secretary of State » y U the support of the Experiment Stations and ag- and a bill requiring the state librarian to give _ it I` H ricultural extension. The new appropriations the University law school five sets of all law re- ` I it l were as follows: ports, were passed. . I I · For equipment of new buildings, $75,000. The great problem before the session was the I I j I Building for agricultural engineering, $75,000. matter of revenue. About the middle of the ses- . _ I I A service building, $25,000. sion an income tax law was introduced. While I I I V Complete purchase of land, $50,000. many members felt that such taxation was de- — I * Barns at Lexington and Princeton, $29,500. sirable, the bill was held in committee. I I ji To meet the Capper-Ketchain Act, $37,500. Perhaps some years of education must follow ` · U U For a number of years the Experiment Station before Kentucky eeh deVei0P 3i better reVehiie - I · · I has administered a seed law without appropria- system- M3hY problems 3re Pressing hard iipeh I f I tion. Early in the session a bill was introduced the state ehd their sehitieh ih Pr3etie3-hy eVei`Y ; · placing the inspection work in the office of the case is 3- ii¤3-hei3i one- * commissioner of Agriculture and the laboratory The resolution authorizing a joint committee ; » I work in the Experiment Station. This legislation to study the tax system was presented and passed I ` involved a division of authority and introduced a the house but was not voted upon by the senate. · I .I . new principle in such acts. The bill was pushed So the question must come up again in the next . T 1 ~ vigorously by its proponent and passed both legislature to be threshed and pounded, it is hop- g I . houses and at this writing rests in the hands of ed, into a workable system that will give the state UV I . the governor. The bill was fought vigorously be- more revenues for its government. , . Qi. ‘ =

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