Photograph, Leaving Newark for the National Convention, 1960
Broadside, Buy a Better New Jersey, 1965
During the 1950s, the League became absorbed with the implications of the “baby boom” on the state's infrastructure and resources. In 1955, concerned with the effects of low rainfall combined with the growth of population and industry, the League began to study how to develop an adequate water supply for all New Jersey residents, working for the passage of the Water Bond Referendum in 1958. In 1952, the League supported a bond issue for expansion of the state colleges, and in 1956, supported the Capital Foundation Program for the state-local sharing of the cost of school construction. Beginning in 1945, the League endorsed equalization of the tax burden, proposing a broad-based tax system, while opposing piecemeal taxation and excessive property taxes.