Initial messages of Governor W. P. Hobby to the thirty-sixth legislature, state of Texas: Jan. 14, 1919 and Jan. 22, 1919. Page: 19 of 32
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,of taxatiol tnay be equitably distributed.
The Comptroller also makes valuable
suggestions with reference to auditing
the various departments and
subdivisions of the State Government.
Expeihditutes of Executive Department
ahd Mansion and Grounds.
bi atceordance with the cbnstitutional
requitremets, I ta, transmitting
hirewith as Exhibit "3" a statemeint
bf tll public moneys feceived
Afi ^hd out by me as Gbveriior froit
*11 fuidB sublect to my ordeor. the
tlt%hAer diboit which extpeidituire
*rte bated ate bn file in the office 6f
the Comli,ttoller. I ihtvitb ybu iti tbteeltted
ttettio t tOd Ih inVstifatiot
6f ths itemsa bot expenditure.
Thte Btirities tlad tb tie *a% hav^
intrehsed the duties of the Exectitve
Office bvet t*o hulndkd tIr eoht
This entormnou iaereise ti tWaM tb
several promlient reasoise. the
Governor is the fthif adinitiattive
9fflOer of the Steltive Service Law
and although the tiihuktW Of its
duties have been pet4drm@d by a
separte offce undet gtene6rl ftierIrisio
of thte lovrd t,n, idt,tirall
A great vohime of Its bUidhies nfiie
pVAsed throdgh thi lffltTie
raibian t s itNaihti t fud B
three brtgadef, airenat .*h tikted,6
?eatIl ini'te6ed bdth the tclertntiSlature had
titlixhlted towire ta ai0topfiate the
publc ftunds if hie in persuadb a
sumffiieit fiumber df his fefib'w inemibeir
to supbort his bill. As a gft
fiifity iiiieiibeii are ahfidut to -itabr
lish public institutions or branches
of the State's service fit their districts,
thg temptatiod is alWayt prtsent
-fr the membets to "SWap wbrk"
by Supporting each other's bills. Exterience
everywhere shows that in a
very large number of caest members
yield to the teihptation, and, in theii
eageriess to serve ,theiF indlviddka
localities; forget the parafhount interests
of the State as a whole. That
is whAt is commonly anown as the
"pOork bairel" system, which in this
countrl has become a reproach to
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Hobby, W. P. Initial messages of Governor W. P. Hobby to the thirty-sixth legislature, state of Texas: Jan. 14, 1919 and Jan. 22, 1919., book, 1919; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5863/m1/19/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .