me this morning creates the impression on my own mind that the commission has done a thorough piece of work in its comprehensive revision of our state Constitution and that the report it has submitted is worthy of the careful consideration of the General Assembly which will soon be in session, and of the people of the State. Ours is one of the few Southern states which has not completely revised its Constitution set up in the Reconstruction period. A casual reading of this report is convincing of the pains-taking work of the commission, indicating that every paragraph and every sentence in the report has been carefully revised for simplicity and clarity of statement. The report follows the best line of modern thought with respect to state constitutions in that it undertakes to present an adequate and comprehensive statement of fundamental principles and at the same time leave a broad scope of authority to that branch of the state government which is most directly representative of the people--the General Assembly--to meet the problems presented by changing conditions. I commend this report to the careful and unbiased thinking people of the State and of the General Assembly.
The local government act passed by the 1931 General Assembly has attracted nation-wide attention. Letters are coming to my office from every section of the country requesting information about this pioneer step in municipal finance and the fiscal control of cities and towns. Mr. Fred W. Sargent, member of the mayor's special committee of the city of Chicago, which committee is seeking to solve the complicated tax situation of that city, has requested me to send him full information concerning the local government act passed