The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 20, 1968 · Page 36
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 36

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, November 20, 1968
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Palm Beach Post, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 196835 Kirk Seeks To Double Funds For His Office TALLAHASSEE (API -Gov. Claude Kirk Tuesday asked for twice as much money for his office during the next two years to remove the necessity of borrowing employes from other state agencies and to create a staff for a lieutenant governor. Kirk, submitting what he called "the most realistic and most completely document ed" governor's office budget in Florida history, told the State Budget Commission the office will need $2,325,553 for 1969-71. an increase of $1,444.-057. or 163.8 per cent over the office's budget for the last two years. His request included proposals for establishment of branch gubernatorial offices administrative, clerical and support positions for the governor's office, nearly all of which are already being filled by personnel borrowed from other agencies." In the budget proposal, he said: "The legislative audit of this office for the period ended Jan. 3. states: 'Various state agencies not specifically authorized by statute to do so have paid some expenses incurred by the governor's office for which the agency did not receive reimbursement. "This budget request is based upon the premise that it is neither proper nor desirable to continue this type of arrangement with other state agencies." Kirk said less than two per cent of the total allocations " The new Constitution provides for a lieutenant governor 'who shall perform such duties pertaining to the office of governor as shall be assigned to him by the governor," Kirk said. "It behooves this administration to provide a staff in order that the office can function with a minimum of delay in performing such duties as may be assigned." The generaloffice request included 89 employes, an increase of 55 over the number officially working for Kirk in 1967-69." "This precedent-setting budget will finally bring an end to the borrowing of personnel," Kirk said in a prepared statement. "I am asking the Legislature to authorize additional in Miami, Jacksonville. Orlando and St. Petersburg, and the hiring of two jet pilots for gubernatorial aircraft. In four separate volumes, Kirk also submitted budget requests for the Governor's Mansion, the Highway Safety Commission, the Division of Economic Opportunity and the Mediation and Conciliation Service. Although there is still a dispute about whether a lieutenant governor can be appointed before 1971, Kirk sought . $44,255 for the biennium for an administrative assistant and two secretaries to help the lieutenant governor. He did not set forth a salary for the lieutenant governor, noting it would be established bv law. for the seven Cabinet agencies has gone to his office in the past. "Even though there are six other Cabinet members who collectively have thousands of staff members." he said, "the fact remains that the average citizen has always looked to the governor and to his tiny staff for help in solving problems." He said 2.574 people are employed by other Cabinet agencies. "It should be realized that to present a budget request on a realistic basis will result in substantial increases . . . over last year or last biennium." the governor said. "Therefore, we respectfully request that each budget expenditure be reviewed as to its propriety rather than an increase over prior expenditures. The governor said he wanted to expand some services to enlarge his program of taking government directly to the people. He requested another administrative assistant to handle "special complex assignments, confidential inquiries and assist in formulating and expanding broad policies and programs." 1 tie governor said his office should be broken into nine divisions headed by an executive assistant, a title now held only by controversial aide Tom Ferguson. The divisions would be internal administration and fiscal affairs, legislative affairs, press, legal, governmen tal affairs, education, oceanography, conservation and Cabinet liaison. The press division would include three administrative assistants, two information specialists, one photographer, two secretaries and and a receptionist. Salaries for the general office budget were up 159.9 per cent over the last two years and expenses were up 205.1 percent. Kirk asked for a 216.1 per cent increase in the budget for the fledgling Governor's Highway Safety Commission to bring the total up to $8,432,633 for the biennium. The Division of Economic Opportunity requested a 46 9 per cent spending increase to bring the total to $744,109. State NAACP Plans New Rental Housing PRICES EFFECTIVE THROUGH SATURDAY 10 OFF 10 Roll Gift Wrap I69 MIAMI (AP) - The Florida NAACP Council announced Tuesday it has been authorized by as a pilot experiment for the nation to sponsor and manage new housing programs throughout the state. Marvin Davies, state field director, said it would be the first time the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which authorized the project, has become directly involved in housing. NAACP Sued 15 y Members NEW YORK (AP) - Four officials of the National Asso-Mation for the Advancement )f Colored People filed suit Tuesday to upset theorganiza-:ion's dismissal of a staff at-.orney in a controversy over a newspaper magazine article m the U .S. Supreme Court-Lewis M. Steel, NAACP associate general counsel, was fired in the wake of his Oct. 13 article in the New York Times Magazine entitled, "Nine Men in Black Who Think White." Lawrence R. Bailey, counsel for the New York State NAACP. acted in behalf of :hree leaders, William H. Booth, chairman of the city Commission on Human Rights and an NAACP director; Samuel A. T. Hodge, Newburgh. N.Y.. NAACP president; Lloyd King Jr.. Mount Vernon, NY., branch president, and Donald R. Lee. president of ;he N Y. State Conference of NAACP Branches. In court papers, Bailey contended that Steel was fired illegally by 26 of the group's 60 directors in violation of its constitution. Rocket Launched KIRUNA, Sweden (UPI) -West German scientists launched a rocket, designed to measure disturbances, from the joint European rocket range in northern Sweden, Tuesday. Predicting strong opposition "in exasperation at the slowness of all government-sponsored public housing pro- ' grams." Already on the drawing board, he said, is a 100-unit project at Fort Myers which will cost about $1 million and be directed by the Rev. Isadora Edwards of the NAACP council. Davies told a news conference the state NAACP had chartered a corporation called Urban-Rural Development to sponsor build and manage the program. "We're authorized, we know what we need, we know what to do and how to do it," he said. The Fort Myers project will be built under recently-enacted federal rent supplement laws. But Davies said rental projects will be only "a oneway station on the road toward pride of ownership." Under new federal laws, he said, mortgages may be obtained at 3 per cent interest, with part of the payments subsidized by the federal government. A typical down payment in such a project, he added, could be as little as $200 and the home buyer could pay that by contribution of his own labor. 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