50 years ago
HAMILTON’S reaction to the State government’s budget announced this week has been generally favorable, but with some reservations. Proposals to offer payroll tax rebates to decentralised industries have been welcomed, and school principals are pleased with the abolition of composite fees. However, the provisions for library finance contained in the budget have ben described as “disappointing”. Acting secretary of the Hamilton Industry Promotion Committee, Mr. Roger Hallam, said yesterday the introduction of payroll tax rebates to approved decentralised industries was something the committee had been seeking for some time.