WEDNESDAY. MARCH 9, 1966 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N PAGE 3 ~--* FEW BILLS PASSED -- L1 What Session Starts Now I At Phoenix? ; By JACK MAGEE 'Â· Citizen Political Writer Â· PHOENIX--Some legislators are insisting that the real regular session starts next week instead of ending Friday after nine weeks. ; They argue--tongue in cheek--that there are too many lawmakers on hand and too many bills introduced during the normal period for anyone to reasonably expect anything to get done. ' And they have statistics -convincing, even chilling -- to prove it: Only one bill signed, duly eight sent to the governor out of hundreds introduced, none of the truly vital measures near action. .SENATE PRESIDENT Clarence Carpenter, D-Gila, said it may be some sort of a record. tions. Capital outlay. Who gets how much of the tax dollar, and how the state can fill its needs. Pay-as-you-go or credit. Austerity or higher hopes? If credit, what kind; Appropriations smack head on into fiscal reform. On these key issues hang the fates of much of tiie lesser legislation. Blue Cross Aide Duane L. Morrison has been named physicians relations manager for Arizona Blue Cross-Blue Shield in the Tucson area. Morrison replaces Fred Miller, who has been transferred to Phoenix. Morrison is a graduate of Arizona State University. Some Think Goddard Goofed In GOP Snub By Staff Writer PHOENIX--Some Democratic legislators think Gov. Sam Goddard goofed in trying to keep Republicans out of Pima County reapportionment. When the Democratic plan for carving the county into the required six subdistricts of one senator and two representatives e a c h was re- Tucsonian Faces Â· ^ t e i V k t VJV" *.**Â»*. 1 Â»Â·Â· *Â·% I J. 1 ICtl leased by the governor's office last Thursday, it was billed as the defendant (state) plan in answer to the plaintiff Gary Peter Klahr's plan. The governor's o f f i c e disclaimed knowledge of any Republican plan. But the story is that the GOP was to be allowed to submit its plan too- Then two of the more ardently partisan m e m b e r s of the Pima County Democratic delegation reportedly hopped on the governor and persuaded him to freeze out the Republican plan. That led to last weekend's outburst by Atty. Gen. Darrell Smith, "who said submission of only the Democratic plan violated an agreement under which both plans were to be submitted if a compromise couldn't be reached. The Republicans filed their plan in U.S. District Court anyway and the consensus seems to be that the three-judge federal panel won't throw it out as having no status but will welcome it as helpful in reaching a decision. There's every reason to believe the court will bend over backward to avoid any gerrymandering in favor of either party. So, these Democratic critics say Goddard may have missed a good chance to display a magnanimous N attitude, pose as a political good sport, ingratiate himself with the public and the Republicans--without losing a thing that wouldn't be lost anyway, and perhaps gaining some much-needed goodwill, among the opposition where it counts ' most. nÂ»*w. *'TMV* NOGALES - * - Manuel Eugene Montijo. 35, of 2626 E. Beverly Drive. Tucson, has been bound over here for trial in U.S. District Court on charges of possessing marijuana. U.S. Commissioner A l b e r t Rios Monday set bond at $1.000. U.S. Customs officials said they found 17 marijuana cigarettes in Monipo's possession when he was stopped at the border. Repairs or New F H O N E 294-7601 COMPLETE SERVICE "Carp" said he has never heard of any legislature accomplishing so little in so long. : Surprisingly to the public, most of the legislators seem fairly complacent about the lack of action. Some even defend it. Better, they say, to pass no laws than bad laws. '. Others shrug: They are in the minority, they are freshmen, they are champions of lost causes, they lack the power to do anything about it. Those who have the power, such as committee chairmen, keep their own counsel. : THE HOUSE blames the Senate, the Senate blames the House, the governor blames them both. And the taxpayer cusses them all! ! But nor the pay period ends. If you want to see the legislature get things done fast, capitol wags comment, just wait until their checks stop. Then they wanna go home. They must make a living. Mouths to feed. Can't afford to work for nothing. And, of course, this being an election year--they have campaigns to launch. TRUTH IS, if those who can't stay now had only stayed home in the first place, the session could have been over ahead of time. They are the ones who are holding up the works. How can any legislature take proper care of its most powerful lobbyists, pass the kind of bills its leaders really want and kill the ones they don't, with all those political troublemakers around, gumming up the works? With at least a few of the boat-rockers absent in disgust or because they can't afford to go without pay, the patient leaders can start the -ball rolling- Confident they will get their way and their votes, just as they planned when the session got under way in January. NOW THIS may be overly simplified and overly cynical. But consider this: Other legislatures can gei. their work done in time, a lot more work than Arizona's does. Even adjacent New Mexico, referred to contemptuously by some Arizona lawmakers as backward, poorer and politically corrupt, long since has passed laws of universally recognized value--laws approved of by both parties-that the Arizona legislature still is studying, mulling, debating, tabling, amending to death, comma by comma. Take another look at the major legislative proposals of this session. Many of them have been introduced before, some for several sessions straight, even a decade. (Budget reform proposals have been advanced since statehood.) THERE'S THE governor's emergency fund. It almost got killed by phony debate. There really wasn't anything controversial about it. A lot of effort was expenoed trying to make this relatively simple bill suspect. If it hadn't had the backing of some who wanted it even at the risk of reflecting some credit on the governor who asked for it and giving him some small responsibility, that bill still would be k i c k i n g around. Take smog control. The main bills were introduced too late in the session to come up for action, just as last year. There are many meritorious bills which should be passed and probably will-at some future session. They are bills no sincere legislator would oppose, at least in principle. They are not complicated. 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