Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 29, 1970 · Page 5
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Fulton Levels Guns on State's Finances Iowa Dully PrftM Annotation) DES MOINES - Robert Fulton, In carrying the Democrats' gubernatorial banner, is clearly the aggressor. The Waterloo lawyer, in trying to unseat Robert Ray as governor, has launched a political broadside spanning all issues. But th« main salvo has been en tht «tat«'j financial condition. "We are broke," says Fulton, "the state doesn't hav* money to meet its obligations as they occur." (A charge denied by Ray.) Proof of this, he said, is the state ihas been holding up $43 million of school aid. This, Fulton charged, is having an adverse affect on local school districts because they have to borrow money and stamp warrants. The state has a "negative balance" and it will have one in July, Fulton claims. The reason, he says, is that Ray estimated revenues too high and expenditures too low. He contends one of the reasons for the present financial situation is that the Legialture didn't go to annual budgeting when it switched to annual sessions. "They were given all the tools by the previous Democrat administration, but they're not using them effectively." Fulton, who has be«n through the legislative chairs starting out as representative and serving a very short time as governor, wants the 1971 Legislature to take action on the spiraling property tax which he called the most regressive tax Iowa has. He feels this could be done by adjusting income tax rates "to make them more progressive" and if need be, to raise the sales tax, providing there is a sales tax credit "to protect (Political Advertisement.) our elderly and low-income families." A publication of the Iowa Fed eration of Labor, AFL-CIO, says Fulton would rais« the personal income tax "by reducing rates for people making less than $10,000 to $12,000 a year and increasing rates for those making in excess of $20,000. Fulton denies having said this, but he does favor "taxing the more affluent ..." While taxation has been the headline issue in the gubernatorial campaign, Fulton has touched on a variety of topics. For example, en drug abut* he contends the state has been without a director for its drug abuse program for about four months. "How can you have a program without a director?" he asks. "We're not moving fast enough in this area; we need to establish treatment centers across the state. "Fulton has suggested incorporating the drug abuse treatment programs into the existing alcoholism treatment centers. Ecology is another pet subject. "We say we're for pollution control, but we don't have an adequate staff of highly trained people who can monitor our waters and air to determine who is responsible for polluting them. "This goes back to the negative balance in our state treasury. You can't solve pollution, law enforcement or drug problems without money. We shouldn't have to wait for a fish kill to know things are happening." He believes the air and water pollution commissions should be combined under one agency. Fulton also looks with a jaundiced eye on the recommendations of the Governor's Economy Committee which says the state could save $23 million by implementing nearly 600 recommendations. "We've already had five or six reports on governmental reorganization and nothing is ever done." Fulton is critical of the Republican controlled Legislature failing to take any Tlft«i HmM, Carroll, to. Ott. «, WO "foundation «M" pro- Under this plan, ht major action after receiving the report lait spring. Industrial expansion •• has dropped way off, Fulton charges. The Democratic candidate for governor thinks this is one reason why state tax revenues are lagging. He also believes the war in Vietnam is an indirect issue in the campaign. Fulton thinks the U.S. made a mistake going there in the first place and both the present and past national administrations haven't made the basic admission necessary to disengage American troops. Fulton recently proposed • swooping reform to tho financing of primary and sec- endary education m low*. Speaking to the low* Association of School Administrators Fulton described the plan as a gram said, every student In Iowa would be guaranteed an equal education. Declaring that the time has come "to do away with sacred cows standing in the way of efficiency," Fulton has promised that if elected he would seek legislation to cut down the bureaucracy of certain government services. He referred specifically to such institutions as county homes, county jails, county school boards and local law: enforcement agencies as targets for consolidation and regional!- zation. Fulton said there is too much duplication in the delivery of these services. "As a result, we are paving a premium for administration, and yet the services themselves are decidedly sub-standard. It's time to,call a halt. I have no desire to. do away with county lines, because I think there is intrinsic value in keeping government close to the people, and it may be the most functional unit for some services. "But lewans cannot have It both ways. They cannot continue to press for reductions in the burden of property tax, as they should, and yet at the same time countenance duplication and inefficiency in the handling of local services." BEST COAT BUYS WITHIN 50 MILES m Best for Style Best for Looks ,w Best for Value . *;*> ¥ M&/,V $v \\ + V} —B-''/ u IA ^ja-' -^ /« • v *^ r *» • . w ^"""'"""""--^ WATERS Find Our Temporary Store V& Block East of the Great Western Parking Lot Terrific Values at only $5995 Bankruptcy Plea Filed by Midwestern SlOtfX CITY (AP) - A petition for bankruptcy was filed in U.S. District Court here Tuesday by Midwestern College at Denison, which closed Oct. 1 after a five-year life plagued by financial troubles. The petition lists total debts of more than $3.9 million and total assets of $30,856. The bankruptcy petition was the result of an Oct. 8 meeting of the college's board of trustees at which three board members were instructed to file for bankruptcy if there were no other alternatives. The board of trustees voted unanimously Sept. 29 to close the campus. Midwestern's 450 students were moved to Parsons College at Fairfield under an agreement, with that school. An announcement by Dr. Edwin Coen, Midwestern president, the school could not meet the $50,000-a-month payroll for its 33 faculty members last May 1 sparked a drive by the 700 students then re-enrolled to save the school from financial extinction. In less than a month the campaign generated $41,000 in cash and another $80,000 in pledges, but it wasn't enough. Debts listed in the school's bankruptcy petition include $13,500 in employe wages, $23,100 in faculty stipends for the summer and $3.15 million in mortgates and loans. Sioux City attorney Keith Beekley was named temporary For Winter Winter look from Paris in two mink dome-shaped hats. Top one has matching white leather visor over the face for ski wear with square-lensed fill- in and neck scarf. Bottom hat has two black mink circles around eye slits and black leather top. receiver to manage the assets of the institution. TO RECEIVE COMMUNION Eight Willey children will receive their first communion at St. Mary Church Sunday, Nov. 1. Communicants will be Don Grossman, Donald Hoffmann, Gene Sohulites, Joan Schultes, Jonathan Schultes, Marita Beth Schumacher, Kathleen Tigges and Mario Trecker. The gross national product of Jamaica — celebrating her eighth year of independence this year — is over $1 billion and is increasing at a rate of close to 10 per cent a year. Social Security Questions and Answers on Social Security Problems By Dick Wieskamp (The Dnlly Tlm«s Herald hm made ftrranRrments with thp DPS Moines office of the Social Security Administration to an- swpr questions for our readers about social security and medi- care. Send your questions to Pick Wieskamp, Field Representative, Room 298, Federal Building, 210 Walnut Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50308.) QUESTION: I'll soon be 60 and eligible for social security widow's benefits. I have no idea what my husband's social security number was, and I can't find his card. Can I apply for social security anyhow? ANSWER: Yes, go ahead and file the application at your social security office. But, to locate your husband's number, they'll need to know his full name, where and when he was born, ihis father's name, and his mother's maiden name. QUESTION: If I dee i do to work for another year or two beyond my 65th birthday must I wait until I stop work to be eligible for Medicare coverage? ANSWER: No. You become eligible for Medicare as soon as you become 65, whether you're retired or still working. But to make sure your full Medicare protection begins the month you reach 65, you should check with your social security office 2 or 3 months before you are 65. QUESTION: I am a newlywed who plans to keep working until my husband completes dental school. My employer tells me I should have my social security card changed since it still shows my maiden name. Is this necessary? I understand you only receive one number in your lifetime anyway. ANSWER: It's true you keep the same social security number for life. However, your employer is right. For social security record-keeping purposes, your name and number both must be correct to assure proper credit for your earnings. The people at any social security office can quikly issue you a new card showing your new name. QUETION: I've worked and contributed to social security for 6 years now but still don't understand how the program works. What's the basic idea — just future retirement income? ANWER: The basic idea of social security is a simple one. During working years (including military service time) you, your employers, and self-employed people pay social security contributions which are pooled in special trust funds. Then, when earnings stop or are reduced because of retirement, death, or disability, monthly cash benefits are paid from these funds to replace part of the lost earnings. 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