The full text on this page is automatically extracted from the file linked above and may contain errors and inconsistencies.
THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY WASHI NGTON April 1, 1943 Dear Marriner: I take pleasure in sending you, under separate cover, a copy of the Report submitted to me by the Committee on Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations. Some time ago the President suggested that this Department investigate the problem of Federal-State-local fiscal relations in the United States. The growing conflict and duplication in our tax system called for a vigorous and comprehensive inquiry, preferably by a staff freed from all other responsibilities within the Department, Accordingly, I designated a committee;, consisting of Dr. Lather U» Gulick, Director of the Institute of Public Administration, Dr. Harold M. Groves, Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin and a former member of the Wisconsin Tax Commission, and Dr. Llabel Newcomer, Professor of Economics at Vassar College, to examine and report on this problem. c The study was made with the full cooperation of the responsible officers of the Treasury Department, but the findings and recommendations of the Report are those of the Committee and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department. The Report of the Committee makes an important contribution to the movement for the coordination of Federal-State-local fiscal relations and brings together a body of current information which will be especially helpful to Federal, State, and local officials concerned with this problem. Sincerely yours, VICTORY BUY UNITED STATES .WAR NDS AND STAMPS Honorable Larriner S. Eccles Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System V/ashington, D. C. April Dear Henrys This i s t o thank you for sending mm the copy of the volisaisous report aubiaitted lay the Coranitto© on Intergovernmental Fiscal Halations. I t i s a fornidable and inpreasive doomaent, and; I have asked our economists to study aad digest I t with the open-rainded ooneideration that th«se eaqpert& and t h i s hard work so eminently deserro. I realise that the views do not necessarily r e f l e c t tliose of the Treasury* As you know, I a» deeply interested in t h i s whole subject, «HioH i s of great ii^Kirtajtee for the future. Siino«roly yours, Honorable Henry Morgenthnu, J r . , Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, 0. C.