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Constitutional Convention Commission (Committee Hearings, Testimony)
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it is even more important today. He do not feel that

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the Governor should be given the power to appoint the

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Comptroller for, in so doing, the system of checks and

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balances we now have could be destroyed.

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The person who runs for Comptroller today is

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aspiring to a most important office and, in so doing, he

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subjects himself to the close scrutiny of the voters.

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Thus, one who is elected Comptroller today must have a

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great degree of capability and fiscal responsibility and,

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above all, hs must devote all of his time to the job if

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he is to be successful and meet the approval of those

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who elected him to the office.

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An appointee of the Governor may not meet these

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qualifications and the office could revert to one where

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the appointee was the Comptroller in neme only, with

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policies and decisions handed down to him by the Chief

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Executive in power.

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Over the years, the duties of the Comptroller

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have greatly increased over those as originally set forth

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in Article 6, and now encompass the collection of the

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major portion of the State's tax revenue. This assignment



 
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