Independent from Long Beach, California on January 20, 1975 · Page 5
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INDEPENDENT^) STATE LAWMAKERS IN FOR A urges gas rationing - Associated Press . President, Ford's higher oil taxes won't do the job, and gasoline rationing is ' the only answer to the nation's energy problems, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley said Sunday. The $3-per-barrel surtax already authorized by Congress would be u n f a i r to Southern Californians because people here rely so much on the automobile, ,Bradley said at a press conference. IN addition, the oil tax would add to inflation by causing higher prices for everything from food to fertilizer, the mayor said. "People should bombard their congressmen and the President so that this action be not taken without careful consideration," Bradley said. "I think it would be better to turn to some sort of regional allocation of oil and gasoline and really reduce the consumption," he said. "I see no way to avoid rationing because I'm ^convinced -- as are many others -- that ;this program simply -will not work." SACRAMENTO (UPI)California legislators will be confronted this week with measures to close business tax loopholes, legalize 18-year-old drinking and provide $750 million in new housing loans. Ill addition, ilic VcAiii^ issues of a new governor's mansion and public scrutiny of legislative records come before lawmakers as do two separate bills to end a contro- 'Exclusive' contractor for state ; SACRAMENTO (UPD- One construction firm has done nearly $700,000 worth of remodeling in the Senate and Assembly over the past nine-years as the Legislature's v i r t u a l l y exclusive contractor, it was reported Sunday. The Sacramento Union said Kimmel Construction Co. of Sacramento obtained most of the work without submitting bids. The jobs during the past decade ranged in size from $100 to $100,000. The Union said legisla-" live records showed that Kimmel billed the state for nearly $400,000 in construction work in the Assembly. The largest bill was for $156,090 in 1969-70, which was all but $211 of the total contracting bill that year for the Assembly. In addition, the firm has been paid nearly $300,000 for work done in the Senate over the past three years on a cost-plus basis. More than $200,000 of the total was during 1971-72. John Williamson, chief administrative officer of the Senate Rules Committee, said no formal bids have been sought from other contractors because "Kimmel has done well." The Assembly Rules Committee has sought bids from contractors for the past year and one- half. Prior to that he obtained most of his work on an informal basis. Fugitive gives self up to two newspapermen RIVERSIDE (AP) -- An escaped convict f a c i n g trial for murder has surrendered to the Riverside County Sheriff after hiding for 10 days in a Barstow motel. ' Leonard Lind, 29, returned to Riverside at midnight Saturday after arranging to be accompanied by a reporter and a photographer because he feared' he needed protection from the police. Lind told the reporter he was "scared the cops are going to kill me." He gave no specific reason for the fear. '· The reporter and photographer were from the San Bernardino Sun- Telegram. ; Lind was arrested for investigation of murder Nov. 23 in the shooting death of Philip C. Wade, 22, of Riverside. versial program under former Gov. Ronald Reagan's 1971 welfare reform. On the Assembly floor will be measures, to wipe out the oil depletion allowance and lower the drinking age to 18. Sponsors hcpc to bring the bills.up for a vote Thursday. Similar pieces of legislation have cleared the lower house in the past, only to be killed in the Senate. The bill by Assembly- ure, by Assemblyman Robert C. Cline, R-Northridge, moved to the floor after clearing the Judiciary Committee. If approved by the Legislature-and passed by the man Billy Lockyer, D-San Leandrp, to end the controversial tax, allowance to petroleum companies would raise an additional $50 million annually in state revenues now being written off by companies voters, the ebnsiitattonai and individual oil inves- amendment would lower tors. .^iiie uriiiiuiig age irom 1 It has the backing of to 18. Gov. Edmund G. Brown The Senate Local Gov- Jn, an outspoken critic of emment Committee is ex- the special tax break. pected to take up two bills The drinking age meas- Monday to provide new housing revenues for developers..Both measures;,,would emphasize construction of low- and middle-income f a m i l y dwellings by providing low-interest loans backed by the state to $300 million available. Also in the Senate, Finance Director Roy Bell is scheduled to make an appearance before the Finance Committee today to discuss the $11.3-billion budget proposed by the \JtUi g^ il. tlwuuf »*-»!, IS Fresno, would provide up to $450 million for loans, while the other, by Sen. George Moscone, D-San Francisco, would make up governor. flftmm iH in h n f h houses v/ill take up rival measures to repeal the "relatives responsibility" p r o g r a m .considered a major part of welfare re- form by Reagan, t· The Assembly and Means CS Tuesday is expected to take up a measure by Lockyer while the Senate Health and Welfare Com : mittee Wednesday considers legislation by Sen. Ralph Dills, D-Gardena.;. 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