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8Galesburg Regisf|r«Mdil, Gjal§sbufg^ Tuesday, June19, 1973 GOP Leaders Unhappy With Walker's Transit Plans By PAMELA REEVES SPRINGFIELD (UPI) -Gov. Daniel Walker's plan to fund the proposed six - county mass transit system through special area taxes has drawn displeasure from GOP legislative leaders. Hours after Walker announced his plan Monday, Republicans dubbed it "unacceptable" because they said it would put all the mass transit purse strings in Democratic hands. Walker's plan would work this way: — A seven - member board would be created to run the transit operation in Cook, Lake, Du Page, Will, Kane and McHenry counties. Chicago would appoint three members, suburban Cook County two, the other five counties one and the governor one. —That board would make proposals for funding the transit system. Walker suggested "spe cial taxes" in the six-county area on parking and utilities and he said other "indirect" taxes would be acceptable. —But the final decision on which taxes to impose would be made by a majority vote of county board members in the member areas. Each county board member would get a vote weighted according to the number of persons he represented. Republican House Speaker W. Robert Blair and Senate Presi dent William Harris said the set-up would give the 10 Democrats on the Cook County Board effective control of the purse strings because they would get more than 50 per cent of the total votes. Walker said his calculations showed the power would be split about 50-50 between city and outlying areas, but he admitted different methods of computation produced different figures. Besides their differences over Democratic and Republican control of the funding procedure, Walker and the GOP leaders differ on what tax monies should be used for the transit system. Blair now has pending in the House a bill that would fund a transit system through a mix of sales taxes, parking taxes, lottery revenues and Chicago contributions. Walker said funding should definitely not come from sales tax, a lottery, property tax or the income tax. "This could be a terrible impasse if he really means no," Blair said. He said Walker's plan is in "no way acceptable to the Republican party. "I'm frankly amazed that this kind of proposal would be coming from Governor Walker," he said. "He really shows a pretty abysmal lack of knowl edge of the situation." Walker dismissed Blair criticisms as partisan carping and said he will begin this week introducing amendments to implement his own transit plan. Although he has no assurances of support from Democratic or Republican legislative leaders, the governor said he ibdleves the GOP plan will bo defeated and a compromise worked out in the remaining two weeks of the session. 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"I just don't like to see government passing laws to orce everybody to do whatever government thinks they should do," Reagan told a group of Sacramento area high school students at a question and answer session Monday. His son Skipper, a freshman in high school, wears his hair at shoulder length. 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The bill signed Monday also will provide $310 million in grants over a three-year period for airport and airways development. The head taxes range from 50 cents to $3 per airline passenger and are eliminated immediately at most of the airports where such levies have been enacted. However, the legislation carries a provision that airports in New Hampshire and Sarasota, Ma., may keep their taxes until Dec. 31. They enacted the taxes prior to May 21, 1970, and have no sources of alternative obligations they have made. An earlier version of the bill was vetoed by Nixon because he said it authorized too much money. After that veto, dozens of additional cities either enacted head taxes or began making preparations to enact them. Extension Group Meets at Alpha ALPHA - Mrs. Telford Johnson and Mrs. Walter A. Peterson gave the lessons when Oxford Homemakers Extension Unit members met June 15 at the home of Mrs. Nyte McCurdy. 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