Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on April 23, 1974 · Page 12
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 12

Carroll, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 23, 1974
Page 12
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Battle Over 'What to Do With Surplus By Harrison Weber DES MOINES - An intensive battle has been going on behind the legislative chambers over what to do with the surplus in the state treasury. Governor Robert Ray triggered the debate last January when he proposed to exempt food and prescription drugs from the three per cent sales tax. The initial reaction of legislators to Ray's proposal was generally favorable. But as the weeks have turned into months, some lawmakers have had second thoughts on this approach. They have countered with a food tax credit proposal which could be taken eighter as a discount against state income taxes or as an outright payment depending upon a person's income. Last week it appeared that the food tax credit idea was gaining momentum. But things have changed. It now appears there is a consensus among Republican legislative leaders to forge ahead with the governor's proposal to exempt food and drugs from the sales tax. Support for the food tax credit apparently reached a crescendo last week when the idea reportedly received 14 votes in a Republican caucus in the Senate. It was presented as part of a package plan which also called for increasing the standard deduction on Iowa's income tax returns and doubling the exemption on the state inheritance tax. This plan was pitted against the governor's proposal of exempting food and drugs from the sales tax. The second plan which included several tax adjustments as well as exempt ! -:igs Suppose: ti' :,. Governor K. V . it , .\.-iid. summoned to his office some of the 14 Republican senators who voted against the sales tax exemption to discuss the merits of the two plans. Although some senators are steadfastly opposed to the sales tax exemption approach, me governor apparently has won the battle. For among other things the clash apparently served to unite the Republican legislative leaders and they seem determine to go the sales tax exemption route. One underlying reason is that the Democrats implemented a similar sales tax credit in 1967 and the Republican replaced it two years later, claiming the cost of administration was too high and the program really didn't serve the low-income as intended. Perhaps the major argument against the sales tax exemption is that the state would lose over $30 million a year in revenue and if state tax receipts fell drastically it would probably mean increasing the sales tax on other items to four or five per cent. For once the die is cast, opponents and proponents agree that it would be extremely difficult to turn back to the old system. On the other hand, proponents of the food tax credit point out that such a program could be tailored to the amount of money on hand or anticipated. The surplus in the state treasury this coming July 1 is expected to approach $200 million. Much of this already has been set aside for existing and new programs, but the fact remains Iowa will have a healthy surplus in the state Ttmes Herald, Carroll, la. m f* Tuesday, April 23, 1974 I JL treasury. This means the Legislature — and particularly the Republicans who control both houses and the governor's chair — have the burden of spending this money judiciously. Minnesota Pair Visits Mrs. Pille ARCADIA - Mr. and Mrs. Bob Henney of Mankato, Minn, visited Friday with Mrs. Martha Pille. Easter dinner guests in the Stan Beck home were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kracht and sons of Ankeny, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hensen and Andy. The out of town guests were overnight visitors and supper guests in the F. A. B.roekrnan home. Marlon and Dana Druivenga of Ames spent Easter weekend in the parental Mr. and Mrs. Fred Druivenga home. Additional dinner guests on Easter Day were Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Hawthorn of Ames. Mr. and Mra. Ray Brockman were Easter dinner guests in the Royce Anthony home at Adel. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bernsirautch and Carl of Norfolk, Neb. were Easter weekend guests of her mother, Mrs. Minnie Elilers. Mrs. Joe Schroeder had as her supper guests on Easter Day 20 relatives and friends from Lake City, Maple River, Carroll and Arcadia. Mrs. Edward Lampman had a family supper Easter night with family members present from Cambridge, Manning, Carroll and Arcadia. Mr. and Mrs. Don Dietzenback and sons of Des Moines were among other relatives for dinner on Easter Day in the Otmar Bierl home. 60 Women From 3 Towns Attend UMW Meeting MANNING - Abo"' 60 members of the U ued Methodist Women from the Manilla and Gray organizations met on April 12 in Manning. Mrs. James Miller presented the devotions and Jean Garner, the foreign exchange student, was guest speaker. She showed slides and gave a detailed story of her homeland. She also answered questions from the group. Coffee and pie were served after the meeting. Table decorations were in the Easter colors. The committee for the day was Harriett Gross, Shirley McCollum, May Opperman, Lois Wegner and Diane Campbell. Several announcements were made. The senior graduation breakfast will be held on May 19 at 7:30 a.m. The women from Gray will have Guest Day on May 2 and the Manilla women will entertain on April 24. Anyone wanting to go.should get in contact with her circle chairman'. Mary Circle of the Methodist Church met at the home of Edith Stoberl on April 10. Roll call was answered with a Scripture verse containing the word "love." Mary Circle will provide cookies for the Plaza on May 17. Jenny Sebring read a letter for the extension service inviting the circle to attend Quilt-A-Rama at the Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church in Carroll on April 19 at 2 p.m. Edna Halbur gave the lesson "How to talk to God" based on the Lord's Prayer by Charles Allen. BIERL'S East Edge of Carroll Hwy. 30 Getting ready for spring? Come to Penneys big sales, go home with big savings. 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