National Affairs: Compromise & Clerkship

beaming.* All the powers which the Mayor had asked for himself were to be given to his Board of Estimate. Since the Mayor himself controls the Board, the compromise did not seriously impair his program, and it minimized the dangers of '"dictatorship" by spreading the power. The bill was promptly drafted and sent to the Legislature. Having boldly and publicly stepped in front of the Mayor's own program, the Governor assumed at least half of the responsibility for the city's rehabilitation —a program that is currently the most important in State politics. It...

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