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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1951 NO. 475 >
PUBLIC HOSPITAL DISTRICTS ‑- TERRITORY INCLUDED. A public hospital district can be neither organized nor altered in any way so as to include lands lying in two counties.                      
AGO 1951 NO. 476 >
TAXATION ‑- LEASEHOLD INTERESTS  ‑- PERSONAL PROPERTY  ‑- IN FEDERAL LANDS ‑- MILITARY RESERVATIONS ‑- UNITED STATES 1. Privately-owned leasehold interests and improvements upon Federal lands used as a military reservation may be subjected to property taxation only where the
AGO 1951 NO. 477 >
GENERAL ASSISTANCE ‑- STATE OR COUNTY RESPONSIBILITY. The public assistance laws of this state provide that general assistance is a state program.  The responsibility for the administration and control of all general assistance is in the state Department of Social Security, and the counties'
AGO 1951 NO. 478 >
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ‑- AUTHORITY ‑- SENTENCES ‑- TO SHORTEN COMMITMENT FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR. The sentencing justice of the peace may not preclude himself in advance from granting good behavior credits.                 
AGO 1951 NO. 479 >
FISHERIES ‑- BAIL FORFEITURES ‑- DEDUCTION OF COURT COSTS. Costs may not be deducted from bail forfeitures under the 1949 Fisheries Code.                           
AGO 1951 NO. 480 >
MEDICAL AID CONTRACTS. (1) Consent to a medical aid contract by a majority of workmen will be binding for the contractual period on all persons subsequently employed. (2) Supervisor without authority to withhold approval because number of workmen now employed is small compared to number which will
AGO 1951 NO. 481 >
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ‑- NEWSPAPER, PARTNERSHIP IN ‑- QUALIFIED TO BID IN COUNTY WORK. Although a county justice of the peace may, as a partner, not be criminally liable for bidding for county printing contracts, it is an unhealthy situation, and would be void as against public policy.   
AGO 1951 NO. 482 >
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE ACCOUNT ‑- TWO MILL LEVY. 1. The Department of Social Security has authority to determine at what time during the year the two mill levy shall be credited to the public assistance account in the county treasury. 2. The Department of Social Security is authorized to determine
AGO 1951 NO. 483 >
SCHOOL BOND ISSUE. It is probably unnecessary for the Legislature to reappropriate at the 1951 special session, the funds appropriated under section 3 of chapter 229, Laws of 1949, but such reappropriation is recommended as a precautionary measure. The Legislature may not, at the 1951 special