Griswold Defends State Legislators

The legislators who raise State income taxes by $11,300,000 and then raise their own salaries by $750 should not be blamed. Dean Erwin N. Griswold of the Law School commented Saturday.

Griswold urged the creation of a committee to investigate how laws are proposed and passed in other states, and to propose constitutional amendments that could speed up the progress here.

Alluding to the recent attacks on wage-hiking public servants, Griswold said that "It is easy to sympathize with the desire of our legislators to increase their compensation. If they are to work throughout the year at what is virtually a fulltime task, they should be paid accordingly."

The solution, stated Griswold, would be to cut down on the number of trivial bills.