GOP Raps Demo Parliamentary Maneuvering on Property Tax Bill By Harrison Weber (Iowa Daily Press Association) DBS MOINES.— "We're operating under rule of men, instead of rule of law." That poignant observation was made by Rep. Sonja Egenes of Story City as House Republicans held an open caucus last week to discuss parliamentary maneuvering by the Democrats on the property tax relief measure. As the caucus opened, Republican floor leader Floyd Millen, Farmington, explained that the Democrats had given the GOP an ultimatum: 'If Republicans wanted to debate six or seven amendments to the conference committee report on property tax relief, they would be permitted five minutes to explain each amendment and then each amendment would be ruled out of order. The alternative would be to take up the amendments with no time set for explaining them, but they still would be ruled out of order. One of the points made during the discussion that ensued is that the general public is confused'by all the political haggling over rules of procedure and it might be best to debate the plan itself and forgo any prolonged argument on the floor concerning the Republican's plight on this bill. This touched off a very polite dialogue between Republicans over the tactics being employed by the Democrats on this particular bill. The argument was made that the anticipated ruling by Speaker Dale Cochran, D-Vincent. would set .an "extremely bad precedent" and Republicans should be as forceful as possible in opposing it. Earlier in the day. Democratic floor leader Jerome Fitzgerald. Fort Dodge, had requested and received unanimous consent to include the property tax measuer, as amended by the Senate, on the day's calendar, this meant, as it turned out, that the rules of the House would have to be suspended to consider any amendments. Since Republicans only have 38 members and it takes 51 votes to suspend the rules, GOP legislators discovered they hadbeen out-maneuvered. Back in the caucus, the first one open to the press in sometime. Republicans were Times Herald, Carroll, la. Tuesday, April 20, 1976 complaining that Democrats were short-circuiting the regular legislative process because the property tax relief measure had not gone through normal channels, namely the ways ahd means committee. From the start there had been a question in the minds of some people as to whether a conference committee report could be amended. In days gone by, amending a conference committee report was never permitted. Hut the two houses followed different rules then. Now they rely on Mason's Manual of Legislative Procedure. Even so. the two houses have not been able to agree on a set of joint rules. It should be noted that the bill was in a conference committee because the two houses could not agree on a plan. The purpose of a conference committee, which is comprised of ten legislators, is to try and work out the differences between the two houses. So the point was being made in the Republican caucus that More Choose Work Incentive Astrology Jobs Rather Than Welfare By Paul Holley (Iowa Daily Press Association) DES MOINES — More lowans are choosing work incentive programs rather than accepting straight-out welfare. Peter Downie. state WIN coordinator for the Iowa employment security commission, reports under the program Iowa is placing 10 'per cent more people in jobs than it d,id a year ago. During the first nine months of this fiscal year, July through March, some 1.925 persons were placed in full-time positions. 126 in •part-time and 20 in temporary situations under the WIN TRUCKLOAD SPECIAL program. t The program, he explained, provides an incentive to keep people off aid to dependent children rolls by offering them jobs or training so they may gain employment. Downie, who has been with the program since its inception nine years ago. observed that "this is one of our better years." Iowa's work incentive program is 90 per cent federally funded and is administered jointly by the department of social services and the state employment security commision. The staffs of the two departments share office space in the same building, the employment security commission's office. "There are no state dollars, per se. involved in the program. Downie said. The state contributes its share of the funding through the contribution of in-kind service. "This is a feather in our hat." Downie said. "We're proud to be one of .the few states to operate the work incentive program without having to actually spend any state money." Downie estimated the state's share of in-kind service for the full 12 months at $311.820. 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The Democrats made a counter-offer of 10 minutes to explain each of six amendments; the offer was promptly rejected by the Republicans. In the end. the Democrats who control the House had their way and the property tax relief measure which appropriates over $192 million over the next three years was approved 59 to 35 on nearly a straight party line vote. Even after the debate had ended, though. Republicans persisted in making their point as all 38 Republicans filed an "explanation of vote" in the House journal. After formally stating their position on these issues, the Republicans made this statement: . . . "to make a shambles of our rules without any plausible parliamentary basis, is to establish a dangerous precedent and exact from this body as a price, the destruction of the concept of the minority serving as the loyal opposition." In the days ahead, it's conceivable that the procedure followed by the House in passing the property tax relief bill may come into play if the constitutionality of the act is questioned in the courts. Some observers of the political scene think there may be a technical flaw in the bill which has been sent to the governor for his signature. The bill imposes budgetary limits on cities and counties. During the first year, it provides for a 9 per cent growth limit on budgets of all counties and for cities over 750 population. Anything over 9 per cent could be appealed directly to the state appeal board. We Rent Money Do you have a vacancy? A FULL SERVICE BANK t+**4tt»»U'«ii>~<»**"'*<>'*" FDIi SAVINGS BANK Rare . .. opportunity AT SPECIALLY PRICED SEAIY POSTUREPEDIC CLASSIC 1 The outside is a durable special cover. Inside is the Unique Back Support System. $99.95 $119.95 $299.95 $439.95 Enjoy comfort and firm support of genuine Sealy Posturepedic ... at a very special price. 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