Titonka Topic from Titonka, Iowa on May 1, 1975 · Page 2
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Titonka, Iowa
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Thursday, May 1, 1975
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Happenings . On the Hill by Senator Bert E. Priebe Most of the debate this week centered on H.F. 558, the School Funding Bill. The Senate too.< the driver's training out of the school bill in the form it had come over from the House. According to the House version, part of the driver's education would have been funded by property tax. However, the Senate felt this should be funded as it is now and put the funding back to state funds. Of course there was extensive debate on the $200 flat grant. This affected more schools in my area than that of any other Senator, so naturally 1 worked quite hard on this part of the bill. We did lose it on the first vote, but I managed to get Senator Norpel and Senator Miller to reconsider their votes and it did pass. Now it is in the bill which goes back to the House for their consideration. 1 believe the bill is a much better one now than the House version, especially for my area of the state. The Senate did take out the funding for the handicapped that had been in our local schools last year as these students are now under the Area Education Agency Board and 1 feel the funding should follow the student. If a handicapped student from one county goes to another county, the funding for his education should follow him. If we had left the funding in the school system that had these students last year but now are somewhere else, this school system would be receiving the funds without having the students to whom the funds should apply. Therefore, the tax payers would be paying twice as the A. E. A. would be asking for funds also. In other words there would be phantom students for local school and real students in the A. E. A. We don't have the money to fund anyone twice. Another debate in committee as well as on the floor came when the Governor item vetoed out of the appropriation bill the intent of the Senate and House in not allowing an;' increase in personnel on the state payroll. The Governor has the power to do this under the law. The Democrats this session are really trying to hold down any increase in state employees. I predict that every bill the Governor receives will state this limit and he will probably veto this section out of the bills. I doubt if we will override the Governor's vetoes, but I would vote to do this. I don't usually disagree with the Governor but 1 do feel we in the Legislature have to control the total number of state employees and we are trying. In the past six years state employees nave grown from 32,000 to almost 45,000. Pretty soon we won't be able to fully fund the btate Government. Again, 1 question if we have the votes in the Senate to override the Governor's vetoes as the members of the minority party will have to support the Governor's position even though some of these people brought a suit against the Governor for some item vetoes last year. State Government cannot continue to grow as the Federal Government does or very soon the tail will wag the dog. 1 will be in Washington along with Senator Van Gilst Friday and Saturday to get more information on malpractice. I feel this is a real problem in all of the United States. Monroe Praises Passage Of Iowa Election Law Calling it Iowa's "Right to Vote" Act, State Representative W. R. "Bill" Monroe of Burlington, chairman of the House State Government Committee today praised the Iowa House for last week's passage of HF 700, a bill designed to revise Iowa's election laws. TheDesMoines County Democrat went on to state the bill provides the means to insure that every lowan 18 and over who desires to vote on election day can do so in his precinct. "The bill will greatly reduce the likelihood thatlowans will be disenfranchised by the fact that they forgot to register to vote or neglected to give their auditor notification of a change of address. " "At the same time," Monroe went on to say, "the bill will set up a procedure whicii would make election fraud much more difficult. Although," he added, "election fraud at the polls has never been a problem in Iowa. " The bill as pass'ed by the House allows for registration on election day, as well as registration by mail up to 25 days prior to the election. It also contains provisions for keeping polls open one hour longer on election day, assisting handicapped voters at the polls, and making it easier for persons in health care facilities to obtain absentee ballots. Under present Iowa law, no one is allowed to vote unless they are registered at their current address. Particularly affected by this law are rural lowans, who prior to 1975, have not had to register. Monroe decried the protest of opponents to the bill who claimed that the eased registration requirements would invite voter fraud. "Quite the contrary," Monroe stated. "HF 700 probably Get your pigs off to a fast start with 10/40 CO-OP 10/40 has what it takes to get pigs started fast— gaining fast: freshness, extra taste appeal, vitamins and minerals for rapid, early growth and Tylan plus Sulfa, Mecadox or Aureo SP-250 for disease protection, growth stimulation. Switch from Litter Fritters to 10/40 while the pigs are still on the sow. Forty pounds of 10/40 should get you 30 pounds of gain. Then, at 40 pounds switch them to the CO-OP pig-to-pork plan and a finish that's fast. stop by Farmers Co-op Elevator and get all the details on CO-OP 10/40 Pig Starter. 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