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the District of Columbia budget estimates and legislation. Specifically, the Bureau of the Budget, in reviewing supplemental and annual estimates for recommendation to the President and transmission to the Congress, centers its review upon the revenue estimates, the allocation of capital outlay moneys, the reimbursement to the United States Treasury of Federal loans, the amount of Federal payment, and the balancing of the budget.

In preparation for the making up of a proposed budget, a study of existing and anticipated revenue availability is usually made in September of each year, followed by four or five meetings in the course of the year for the purpose of checking and reviewing such estimates. It is the usual practice to make a review immediately preceding the presentation of our estimates to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. However, in view of the importance of these hearings and the change in real-estate assessments, a review was requested about a week ago so that we had the representatives of the Federal Bureau of the Budget in our office to review the estimates, and at the conclusion of that study we found that our estimates of anticipated revenues could be raised $1,350,000.

Mr. Bates. That is separate and distinct from the new tax proposal that you are making.

Mr. FOWLER. That is right.

We have found that much more revenue, so that means, of course, that you can consider that in connection with your program. If the formula for increased contributions was to pass and this increase of revenue considered, it might be that you should make some material changes in the legislation that you would have to pass.

In connection with that, may I present for the record several statements that I sent you, Mr. Chairman, and that I heard you say were very informative.

First is a summary statement of the budget estimate for 1948, compared with the 1947 appropriations. That is a little statistical table, but will prove interesting, I am sure.

This is an analysis of the increases and other obligations in 1948 operating expenses; an analysis of the personal service increases, other than mandatory for 1948; and then I have here the break-down of the operating expenses in the general fund which will be, I am sure, very informative to the committee; and I have here also a tabulation which may or may not be helpful, because you can do all kinds of things with figures, but I asked one of my employees to prepare a table showing “where the money comes from," and "where the money goes," and that is prepared in å chart form, which you may find of some help.

(The documents referred to are as follows:)

Summary statement of budget estimates for 1948 compared with 1947 appropriations

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40, 600
45, 600
61, 900

134,000
36,100

Appropriation,

1947

Department

$195, 300.00
174, 200.00
17,800.00

387, 300.00

461, 400.00
355, 045. 91
308, 544.00
77, 827.00

1, 202, 816.91

62,000.00

99, 200.00 1, 193,000.00

General administration:

Executive Office
Office of the Corporation Counsel
Board of Tax Appeals.

Total, general administration
Fiscal service:

Assessor's Office
Collector's Office
Auditor's Office
Purchasing Division

Total, fiscal service
Compensation and retirement fund expenses:

Employees' compensation fund
Workmen's compensation
Civil-service retirement fund
Total, compensation and retirement fund

expenses.
District debt service:

General fund.
Higheay fund
Water fund

Total, district debt service
Regulatory agencies:

Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
Board of Indeterminate Sentence and Parole.
Coroner's office
Department of Insurance
Department of Weights, Measures, and

Markets
License Bureau
Minimum Wage and Industrial Safety

Board. Office of Administrator of Rent Control

1,354, 200.00

800,000.00
125,000.00

925,000.00

79, 307.00 35,300.00 30,820.00 52, 700.00 124, 500.00 25, 898.00 46, 468.00 90, 400.00

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135, 177

99, 512

6, 379

241, 068

66. 432.00

307,500.00

1,167,000

Public Library:

Operating expenses.
Capital outlay:

Acquisition of sites.
Plans and specifications, branch librar-

ies

30,000.00

-30,000.00

-30,000.00

32, 200.00

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Office of Recorder of Deeds.
Poundmaster's otfice
Public Utilities Commission
Zoning Commission

190, 850.00

27,950.00 112, 500.00 19, 600.00

Total, regulatory agencies

836, 293.00

425, 972.00
10, 710, 300.00

Public schools:
Operating expenses:

General administration
General supervision and instruction

Vocational education, George-Deen
program

Operation of buildings and mainte-
nance of equipment
Repairs and maintenance of buildings

and grounds
Auxiliary educational services
Teachers retirement fund

139, 600.00
2, 248, 500.00

815, 000.00

89, 600.00
609,000.00

Total, operating expenses.

15, 037, 972.00

Capital outlay:

Furnishing and equipping school build

ings
Construction of school buildings
School building and playground sites.

189,500.00
2, 297, 680.00

296, 200.00

Total, capital outlay.

2,783, 380.00

Total, public schools

17,821, 352.00

62, 200.00

921, 700.00

Total, capital outlay

Total, Public Library
Recreation Department:

Operating expenses.
Capital outlay
Acquisition of sites.

Total, Recreation Department.

767, 309.00
156, 700.00

204,000.00
1, 128, 009.00

40, 158.00

63,800.00
- 204,000.00
-100, 042.00

230, 791.00

63,800.00
— 204,000.00

90, 591.00

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100, 594

72, 091

16, 209

1, 739

190, 633

1, 218, 600

Summary statement of budget estimates for 1948 compared with 1947 appropriations-Continued

Personal services increases requested

Other obli

gation increuses

Total increases, 1948 over 1917

Total estimates for

1948

Amount of new posi

tions

Salary increases

Withintraie promotions

Reallocations

Total per

sonal Services

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150,000.00

150,000.00

985, 000.00

6, 215,000

167, 515.00

817, 485

62, 455

429, 169

325, 861

116

501,000.00

24,000.00

3,607,000

24, 000

59, 679.00 24,000.00

442, 321

17, 103

405, 740

19, 478

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3, 631,000

82, 679.00

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442, 321

405, 740

17, 103

425, 000.00

2, 300,000

19. 478

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Appropriation,

1917

Number

of new positions

Department

$5, 225, 000.00

5,000.00

5, 230,000.00

Metropolitan Police:

Salaries and expenses
Recognition to visiting dignitaries
Capital outlay

Total, Metropolitan Police
Fire Department:

Salaries and expenses
Capital outlay-

Total, Fire Department.

3, 106, 000.00

3, 106,000.00

1,875,000.00

Policemen's and firemen's relief.

75,000.00
250,000.00

325,000.00

Total, services for veterans

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173, 131.00
406, 225.00

67, 700.00 692, 000.00

41, SCO.00 112, 500.00 29, 100. CO

Courts:

Juvenile court
Municipal court.
Municipal court of appeals.
United States courts.
Probation system
Office of Register of Wills
Commission on Mental Health

1, 512, 450.00

Total, courts.

1, 630, 657.00

Health Department:

Health Department (excluding hospitals):

Operating expenses Glenn Dale: Tuberculosis Sanatorium:

Operating expenses Capital expenses

1, 389, 308.00 Dale

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Total, Glenn

Sanatorium

1, 389, 308.00

Gallinger Municipal Hospital: Operating ex

penses.
Medical charities.
Columbia Lying-in-Asylum.
Freedman Hospital..

3, 150,000.00
225,000.00

8,000.00
400,000.00

Total, Health Department.

6, 802, 965.00

1,348, 152.00

601,818.00
250,000.00

Department of Corrections:
Operating expenses:

Ollice of the Director.
Workhouse and reformatory
Jail.
Support of convicts.

Total, operating expenses.
Capital outlay
Working capital fund.

Total, Department of Corrections.

2, 200,000.00
116, 600.00
50,000.00

1 2,366, 600.00

Public Wellare:

Ofice of the Director
Agency service

110,094, 00
2,695, 222.00

1, 565, 760.00

225,000.00

Protective institutions:

Operating expenses.
Capital outlay

Total, protective institutions.
Salaries and

expenses, St. Elizabeths
Hospital.
Day care.

1, 790, 760.00

3, 778,000.00

250,000.00

Total, Public Wellare.

8,624, 076.00

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39, 868

190, 356

61, 689

17, 978

309, 891

2, 837, 333.00

3, 147, 224.00

11, 771, 300

1 Appropriated under Public Welfare in 1947; however, for comparative purposes it has been transferred to the Department of Corrections for that year.

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