Independent from Long Beach, California on January 21, 1975 · Page 5
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 5

Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, January 21, 1975
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PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) u»t *««. OUL TTM., jn. :i. w» State warned of bankruptcy threat 'Drastic Medi-Cal measures said needed schools a $100 million to ed'legislation JMjgJ. $180 million one-time cost of l i v i n g - increase "because it is lar too much." Last year, Reagan veto- dlU IV of inflation. the bite SACRAMENTO (UPU- The chairman of the Sen- S\% Finance Committee w S r n c d M o n d a y t h a t "fairly Draconian" steps appear necessary or else runaway Medi-Cal costs threaten to "bankrupt \is in a s h o r t n u m b e r of years." Sen. Anthony C. Beilon- s o n , D - L o s Angeles, issued the warning as his tommiltee received a for- rijal briefing on the SI 1.3- fiillion s t a t e budget p r o - posed by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. "We've got a tiger by the tail." agreed State Finance Director Roy M. Bell, noting that Medi-Cal costs w e r e among the fastest rising in state government. "We've got to do some- t h i n g f a i r l y Draconian, perhaps." said Beilcnson. "We're going to have to do s o m e t h i n g serious or this is going to bankrupt us in a short number of years." In the budget, the new governor proposes spending S2.2G billion in state, federal and local funds next year for health care for the needy. T h i s w o u l d be an increase of only about 10.8 per cent over the current estimated s p e n d i n g of $2.04 billion. But i! would occur in t h e f a t e o f soaring e x - penses rolled up in the past few years. For example. Beilenson noted, current spending is up 17.7 per cent over 1973-74 and Medi-Cal expenses in that year rocketed by 20.2 per cent over 1972-73. Beilcnson. who helped negotiate the welfare and Medi-Cal r e f o r m s spon- s o r e d by G o v . Ronald Reagan in 1972, noted that Medi-Cal costs have soared despite efforts to hold them down. Senate panel OKs housing bills S A C R A M E N T O l U P I ) The Senate Local Government Committee Monday approved two rival bills providing at least $300 m i l l i o n in bousing loans for low- and middle-income Californians. ' Two similar bills were passed by the Legislature Icifl year but both were vetoed by f o r m e r G o v . Ronald Reagan. The new governor. E d m u n d G . Brown .lr.. has supported the idea of ihc state getting into the housing business. · The rival bills will be sent next to the Senate Finance Committee. .One bill, authored by Sen. George Moscone, D- San Francisco, would provide $300 million in state- backed housing l o a n s financed by revenue bonds. It was approved on a 5-1 vole. The other measure, by Sen. George Zenovich, D- Fresno. w o u l d provide $300 million in s t a t e backed loans plus $150 m i l l i o n in federally g u a r a n t e e d ioan l l advanced on a 50 vole. The chief d i f f e r e n c e is t h a t t h e Moscone b i l l gives the state prime responsibility f o r a d m i n i s - tering loans w h i l e t h e Zenovich measure would rely more heavily on private lending institutions. B r i a n Paddock, directing attorney for the Western Center on Law and P o v e r t y , s a i d e i t h e r proposal" w o u l d provide about 10.000 units of new housing a year. At that rate, he said, "it would take 30 years to solve the housing p r o b l e m t h a t e x i s t s i n C a l i f o r n i a today." R i c h a r d R a t c l i f f . lobby- i s t f o r t h e California B a n k e r s Association, said b a n k s favored Zenovich's b i l l because "they don't p a r t i c u l a r l y look forward t o t h e s t a t e competing w i t h them." But Moscone said under his bill the stale would not b e "competing w i t h p r i - vate i n s t i t u t i o n s " because the l a t t e r currently do not House ransacked Household items valued at $630 were taken from the home of Pearl Passarelli, at 64f)6 Orizaba Ave.. by burglars who pried a k i t c h e n door to g a i n entry. Long Beach police reported Monday. provide loans for the low- income market. The basic $300 million provided i n b o t h b i l l s w o u l d l a s t a b o u t t w o years, according to legislative aides. A f t e r t h e funds are expended, the Legislature would have to a p p r o v e a new a p p r o - priateion. Since the loans would be f i n a n c e d b y r e v e n u e bonds, the proposal would not be subject to voter approval. "This problem so far is u n c o n t r o l l a b l e . " B e l l replied. " W e ' v e got a tiger by the tail. We need some help on this. We've got to get a handle on it." Several days before he left office, Reagan agreed that the earlier Medi-Cal reforms had f a i l e d to m e e t expectations and proposed a list of suggestions to Brown to reduce costs. B e i l e n s o n t a r g e t e d Medi-Cal as a top priority item for remedial attention and told Bell he wanted the committee, the Finance Department and Legislative A n a l y s t A. Alan Post to get together and start finding a solution. . The Medi-Cal issue is f u r t h e r . aggravated r b y forecasts that the econo- m y - m a y get worse before it g u t s b e t t e r , If t h e economy worsens, more Californians would j o i n w e l f a r e a n d Medi-Cal rolls and costs would increase even more. Additionally, Bell warned, a worsened economy would cut major inroads in the budget surplus of $552 m i l l i o n B r o w n projects at the end of the next fiscal year. Bell a l s o t o l d the Fin a n c e Committee t h a t Brown is "upset" o v e r proposals to grant local Heavy Textured, Deluxe Boude, Foam Back Lined Drapes In White, 6oM, Fla*. Olive Green, Orange, Celery, Green colors. Colors guaranteed agairit lading. Deep pinch pleats. Keeps room cool in summer! "Save at Lew's" 72x45" . 96x45" . 48x54" . 72x54" . 96x54" . 120x54" 48x84" . .$11.67 . 14.57 .. 6.97 12.-57 . 15.57 19.57 .. 7.97 72x84" . 96x84" . 120x84" 144x84" 96x95" . 120x95" 144x95" 14.77 18.57 J3.77 77.77 30.67 76.47 30.67 LEVY'S 96x84" One Way Panel 19.47 Sale ends Saturday, January 55 528 PINE ME., downtown Long Beach Of all filter kings tested: lowest. Look at (lie latest U.S. Government figures for oilier brands that call themselves low in tar. Brand K (Menthol) Brand R (Filter) Brand M (Filler) Brand T (Menthol) Brand T (Filler) 0.9 0 7 0 7 I r a n d V (Filler) Brand V (Menthol) Carlton Filler Carllon Henlhol Canton 70's (lowesl ol all branris)- 2 mg. "lar", 0.2 mg, nicotine Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Cigarei'e Smoking Is Dangerous 10 Your Health. Filler and Menthol: 4 mg. "laf. 0.3 mg. nicotini av. per cigarette. FTC Report Oct. 74. ANTI-INFLATION SPECIAL .EI IX T K-*. If you missed out on a lot of fun during the holidays because you couldn't dance, why not start off on the right foot. r^fc DANCE LESSONS INCLUDE 4 PRIVATE IESSONS -^ ?* GROUP US|?ONSfe ; SKl«iJP*Rty SESSIONS II OPEN HOUSE" SPECIAL! You are cordially invited to attend OPEN HOUSE THUR,, JAN, 23, 8 P.M. -- NO CHARGE -i Refreshments · Exhibitions · Free Lesson $61 DISCOUNT THE BEST $5 INVESTMENT YOU EVER MADE Discotheque, Swing, Rumba, Fox Trot, Samba, Slow Dancing, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Tango, Merenque If you're over 21 -- single or married -- you're eligible tc join the year round social whirl that will make your life more exciting - more fun. . And it's so easy to learn to dance like an expert when you're in the capable hands of our expert ' Earl Manning teachers. They'll have you looking forward to each new lesson -- every new step, it will pay off with years and years of a richer, fuller life. Come ioin some of the nicest people in tOivn who are having good times galore at Earl Manning's. Age makes no difference. Whether you're 21 or 71 or older, no partner required. Over 40 Club · Singles Dance Clubs · Club Parties Discotheque Club · Nite Club Parties · Weekend Trips · Costume Parties Open 11 A.M, to 10 P.M. JUST CALL OR WRITE-RIGHT MOW-247 E. Fifth St., L.B, IBB DANCE STUDIOS 432-0976 ~ J A Bonded Studio r 25 Years Experience * 14 Years Same Location Don't lot. a mlnul. ... Coll, writ., or torn. In gnd i»e wh.r. lh« (un Uglni _ Schedule changes ell .Feb. 1 Enjoy Delta's Steak Champagne flights to Da Has/Ft.Worth. / We want you to land in Dallas/Ft.Worth with a satisfied smile. So we're serving free steak in Tourist. 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