STATES & CITIES: Princeton Plan (Cont'd)

Princeton Plan (Cont'd)

Just before the New Jersey Legislature adjourned in June it waded around a mass of legislative trivialities to pass an important bill authorizing the Governor to appoint a State Fiscal Commissioner. The office had been recommended as part of the reform program offered by Princeton's Professor (now President) Harold Willis Dodds, whom Governor Moore had invited to survey the State Government (TIME, July 3). By the terms of the Princeton Plan, the Fiscal Commissioner was to be a dictator of the State's finances, with power to suspend or...

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