agency of the state

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Do these fundamental principles require, particularly, that no tax should be levied without the intermediate agency of the States? The Confederation itself authorizes a direct tax, to a certain extent, on the post office.
* Jovan Stojic, chief of the directorate of the security and information agency of the state service for security of Serbia, said he heard that the Macedonian Interior Ministry called for assistance from the neighboring countries yet he was not informed whether the call was addressed to Serbia as well.
[The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, financed by the Alaska Student Loan Corporation, is an enterprise agency of the State of Alaska.]
The Empire State Development Corporation (ESD), an agency of the State of New York, is empowered with maintaining and attracting industrial and commercial development.

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