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Fiscal reports and studies

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of commentary on fiscal reports and proposals, prepared by Paul Studenski for Division of the Budget Director John E. Burton. The reports, proposals, and Studenski's commentary pertain to a wide variety of matters in the realm of public finance.
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0.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1936-1945
Series Number:
A0038

Administrative History

Paul Studenski was Professor of Economics at New York University and served as a fiscal consultant and advisor to numerous federal, state, and municipal agencies. He specialized in problems of public finance and administration and authored many works, most notably, Paul Studenski and Herman E. Krooss, "Financial History of the United States: Fiscal, Monetary, Banking, and Tariff, Including Financial Administration and State and Local Finance" (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1952). In his role as consultant to the Division of the Budget, Studenski submitted memoranda on a wide variety of reports and proposals to the agency director.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of commentary on fiscal reports and proposals, prepared by Paul Studenski for Division of the Budget Director John E. Burton. The reports, proposals, and Studenski's commentary pertain to a wide variety of matters in the realm of public finance: establishment of a capital reserve fund to finance capital projects after the conclusion of World War II; establishment of a state health and welfare fund in anticipation of a rise in expenditures after the conclusion of the war; establishment of revenue stabilization reserves under a constitutional amendment approved by the people in November of 1942; possibility of safeguarding part of an existing budget surplus through the establishment of a budgetary reserve; municipal revenues, real estate taxes, and taxing power; distribution of state funds and tax revenue to localities; and state aid to education.

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