Burns Seeks No Boost in State Taxes
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Governor John A. Burns has sent two State budgets to the Legislature in which he proposes to spend $520 million next year without any increase in taxes.
"No increases in taxes is anticipated to finance either budget, and no tax increase is recommended," Burns said.
The Governor Operating Budget recommends $353.9 million in spending for the year beginning July 1.
His Capitol Improvement Budget is set at $175.1 million. His proposals for building projects during the coming year are outlined in the story below.
The two budgets went to the Legislature today in preparation for the session opening February 15.
The $353.9 million figure in the operating budget represents estimated tax revenues of $207.4 million for the next fiscal year, plus $52.2 million in Federal funds and $58.5 million in special funds such as gasoline taxes, harbor and airport revenues.
It includes $28. …