POLITICAL NOTES: Star of Albany

The busiest man in New York's granite State Capitol last week was its boss, Governor Thomas E. Dewey. In eight months, he had come back from darkest political limbo to glisten again in the Republican constellation. In the last 30 days alone, Tom Dewey had studied, signed or vetoed a record 1,065 bills—some of striking importance.

In three years as Governor, he had:

¶ Built up New York's cash surplus to a staggering $500 million—the greatest ever accumulated by any state.

¶ Cut state income taxes 50%, and reduced business taxes. Total cut: $122 million.

¶ Furnished temporary housing for 1,500 veterans...

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