The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 10, 1986 · Page 7
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Local/Kansas 2 The Salina Journal Friday, January 10,1986 Page? Kerr plans to wait to decide about race TOPEKA (AP) - Sen. Fred Kerr of Pratt said Thursday that he would wait until the end of the 1986 legislative session to decide whether to seek Republican nomination for governor. "If at the end of the 90-day session it appears that my candidacy would be favorably accepted by Kansas citizens, an evaluation of that option can be made at that time," Kerr said. Kerr Kerr, 45, is a farmer and chairman of the Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee and of the Senate GOP Caucus. Kerr has spent recent months meeting with groups around the state discussing issues and evaluating his potential support. "The results of these contacts have been politically encouraging and legislatively valuable," Kerr said. "I feel a strong foundation has been laid in the event a statewide race becomes a reality. I think I have received valuable insights as to the direction a good cross-section of Kansans think the state should take in 1986 and later." While encouraged by the response he has received so far, Kerr said he thinks he "can best provide public service during these 90 days by turning my full attention and energies to the issues" of the legislative session, which begins Monday. "I intend to devote my current Hayden raps Carlin's plan to up taxes TOPEKA (AP) — House Speaker Mike Hayden Thursday criticized Gov, John Carlin for proposing a. sales tax increase to raise $190 million next year, but went on to say he thinks a $75 million combination of tax increases and budget cuts will be required to fund an adequate state budget. Hayden, R-Atwood, told a Statehouse news conference that raising taxes would be the last thing the 1986 Legislature would consider and only after making every possible cut in the budget first. "Raising taxes is the last option," said Hayden, who announced his intention Monday to seek the GOP nomination for governor in the August primary. "I'd say we'll need about $75 mil; lion of additional revenue, combined with budget cuts." Despite his own belief some sort of tax increase is likely, Hayden strongly criticized Carlin, a Democrat, for proposing a sales tax hike. Hayden said he did not trust the governor's calculations of need for new revenue and would only think a tax increase is required after he personally has viewed the budget. "Throughout state government there are efficiencies and economies we can enact," he said. "Each year we find them and I believe there's about $15 million in the budget we can save over the next two years.'' Hayden also reeled off a laundry list of items he thinks must be funded in the session and acknowledged it was almost identical to Carlin's request for increased spending. Besides basic state operations and programs, Hayden said money will be needed to carry out the state water plan, for prison construction, to enhance economic development, to pay counties for some of the cost of reappraisal, to give teachers, university faculty and state workers a salary boost and to build balances in the state general fund bank account. The list mirrors Carlin's agenda. "My method of operation has always been different than the governor's," he said. "I've always been a strong fiscal conservative. I believe that raising taxes $200 million on the farmers, the small businessmen, the teachers and all workers in the state is not fair and not needed. "I only mentioned the $75 million figure as an approximate number and I gave it to the press because you guys kept hounding me for it." He called for establishment of a Correctional Building Fund, similar to the Educational Building Fund, which is a statewide property tax of one mill which provides money for rennovation, construction and other capital improvements at the six state universities under the Kansas Board of Regents. priority to the issues of the 1986 session while keeping open the alternative as to a possible subsequent candidacy when the session ends," Kerr said. That means Kerr could be expected to make up his mind by late April or early May. The filing deadline is June 10, Two candidates have declared for the Republican nomination — House Speaker Mike Hayden of Atwood and Wichita business executive Larry Jones. RALPH WEIGEL Bonds • Insurance Phone 827-29O6 115 East Iron Jury acquits Salinan of drug charge By CAROL LICHTI Staff Writer A Salina man was acquitted by a jury Thursday of a felony marijuana possession charge filed as a result of an undercover drug investigation. Loren K. Pierce, 26,915 N. Ninth, was found not guilty of the charge after a jury trial in Saline County District Court. Pierce was accused of possessing marijuana in the presence of Salina Police Officer Jeff Koch, who was working undercover. Pierce testified at the trial that he met Koch at a friend's house in June. After commenting about Koch's car, Pierce said Koch informed him it was for sale. They met again on July 1 to discuss the purchase of the car, Pierce said. A friend had informed Pierce that Koch was a police officer and Pierce said he confronted Koch about it. Koch denied it and asked if Pierce would get him a quarter- ounce of marijuana. Pierce said he and Koch drove to central Salina. Pierce said he got out of the car, ran several blocks and returned to the car to make Koch think he had gone to try to get some marijuana. Pierce said he told Koch he could 1 not get any marijuana. 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