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(1889) [MARC] Author: Leo Mechelin Translator: Charles J. Cooke
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86 TIIE PUBLIC LAW OF FINLAND.

temporary or extraordinary imposts, viz.,
those voted for a stated period, and the
income from railways, from the Bank of
Finland and from State loans.

(6) The expenditure voted by the Diet,
whether for occasional purposes, as the cost
of construction of railways, or for more
extended periods, as annuities or interest on
the public debt.

Regarded from a financial point of view, the
two parts of the budget might be designated
ordinary and supplementary budgets.

(47) Establishment of the Budget.

The resolutions of the Diet on the budget
refer to the years following that in which the
Diet is assembled, including also the year in
which the next Diet will be convoked; this is
what is called a financial period.*

Every credit asked for by the Government

* The financial period may thus be of five years. But the
last periods have only been of three, the Emperor having
decided in 1882 to convoke the Diet in 1885 and again in
1888.—(Author’s note.)

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