Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 18, 1973 · Page 5
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Galesburg Register*Moil, Golesburg, 111, Wed^sdayt Jujylj, 1973 5 By ROBERT KtECKHEFER SPRINOFIfiLD(Ufl)-Ck>v. Daniel Walker is swinging a meats* of historic proportions as he trie! to squeeze legislative spending proposals into the framework of the "bare-bones" budget he proposed last March 7. Vetoes and reduction vetoes announced Tuesday brought to more than $800 million the amount the governor has cut from bills passed by the spring legislative session. If he had not made the reductions, Walker told news conference here and in Chicago, a 2 per cent increase in the personal income tax would have been necessary. Although the total of spring- session appropriations is not yet computed, the legislature is be* lieved to have adopted between $500 million and $1 billion more In spending than the $7,027 billion Walker requested in his fiscal 1974 budget But the cuts are virtually certain to bring override attempts when the fall session convenes in October. Items Axed Among the spending items axed in whole or in part Tuesday were the supplemental freeway system, three tax reform plans, more than $30 million in "pork barrel" projects, the fiscal 1974 budgets for the Illinois Arts Council and the Department of Conservation and several bills to fully fund the state pension programs. Monday, Walker announced Budget Cuts Total $800 Million Plus Gov. Daniel Walker ... explains bis vetoes $283 million in cuts In education-related appropriations and a $$00,000 cut in the mental health budget. Altogether, Walker said, the cuts he has made represent "the largest amount of money vetoed by any governor in the history of this state." Walker said the state cannot afford the spending plans passed by the legislature and said some of the bills involved were okayed as "a political ploy designed to embarrass the governor." "If I signed those bills, the legislature would have had to increase the personal income tax 2 per cent. I will not increase the Income tax. t will veto those bills spending $171 million that the state cannot afford," Walker said. Depllcatkm Under questioning, however, he admitted that some of the $171 million in vetoed funds will be duplicated in other bills he is signing. Savings in those cases, he agreed, will be only on paper, rather than actual financial savings. The governor said he does not know the exact total of such items but said they will be only a minor part of the $871 million total. The governor implied he expects attempts to override many of his vetoes. "There will be screams and squawks resulting from these vetoes," he said. "I could have taken the easy out and mads political friends by approving these bills. But I have chosen the hard way." The veto which may prove most difficult to sustain is Walker's reduction of $139.2 mil lion earmarked in the Depart merit of Transportation budget for work on the supplemental freeway system. The cut, if allowed to stand, would leave only some $125.8 million for the program — approximately the amount Walker had suggested in his original proposal However, the governor did not spell out where the $139.2 mil lion would be cut or whether the reduction would delay con­ struction on any segments of the system. UVCRMB Senate President William Harris, R-Pontiac, discussing Walker's action, said, "Decisions will be made on whether to override, particularly as it relates to implementation of the sup- 'MaU a Joint' Campaign Could Backfire INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UPI)A U.S. postal inspector said Tuesday a mail campaign aimed at swaying judges and other public officials toward less serious penalties for marijuana offenses could have the opposite effect. Postal inspector James D. Bordenet continued his probe into a series of unsigned letters, FAT OVERWEIGHT Tha Odrinax Plan can halp you btcomt tha slim, trim parson that you would lika to be. Odrinex has bean used successfully by thousands all over tha country for 14 yaars. Gat rid of excass fat and liva longer. Odrinex Is a tiny tablet and easily swallowed.Contalns nodangerous drugs. No starving. No spacial exercises. Odrinex Plan costs $3.25 and tha largo economy size $5.25. You must lose ugly fat or your money will be refunded. No questions asked. Accept no substitutes. Sold with this guarantee byt each containing a marijuana "joint," which were received by public officials in the mail Tuesday. However, Bordenet said he considered the incident more of a prank than a major violation of postal regulations. Not Serious "Of course it's against the law, but I personally feel it doesn't merit serious consideration," Bordenet said. "The sender is seeking publicity in favor of smaller penalties for marijuana possession. "It's an attempt to sway judges and other pubic officials in favor of less control over marijuana, but it could have the opposite effect," he said Bordenet said probably less than 10 envelopes containing marijuana were received by public officials in the Indianapolis area, and "as far as I'm concerned, it is that much less marijuana out on the street for sale." Among "recipients of the "joints" were Governor Otis APARTMENT HOUSE INSURANCE PACKAGES CALL US FOR A QUOTE TODAY 2 UNITS TO 300 UNITS SAVE — SAVE — SAVE ROBERT MILLER AGENCY CHERRY ft SIMMONS 343-1168 . - Prompt Local Claim Service plemental freeway system." Harris and Speaker W. Robert Blair, R-Park Forest, were the primary advocates during the sessio* of increased freeway spending. It was Blair's amend ment which eventually found its way into the appropriation bill. Since the amendment would require work of downs of specific freeway projects scattered throughout the state, a vote to override that veto might prove tempting to legislators from both parties, especially with the 1974 primary election following closely on the heels of the fall session. One of the major bills left for gubernatorial action is a mess* ure which would cut the isles tax by a half cent, from S cents on the dollar to 4.5 cents. Blair alft sponsored that bill, which was intended as a funding source for a proposed Chicago- area transit district. But, since neither the transit district fiot* Walker's own tax- relief plan passed the legislature/the Blair plan is the only direct tax-relief measure on the governor's desk. Walker has refused to speculate on whether he wilt sign, veto or change the bin. Bowen, Lt. Gov. Robert Qrr, Indianapolis Mayor Richard Lugar, Indiana Chief Justice Norman Arterburn, and f e d e r a 1 judges James Noland, Hugh DilBn and Cale Holder. Destroys Pot Arterburn destroyed the "joint" he received. A message included in the envelopes said, "Congratulations. You are now the possessor of one marijuana joint. You are also subject to arrest by city, state and federal law agen cies. You know that you are not a criminal. How about the other 24; million Americans Are they criminals? The present marijuana laws are turning many valuable citizens into criminals. "I do not advocate the use of marijuana but to scar people for life is by far not punishment to fit the crime. It would be nice if marijuana and alcohol were never discovered, b u t they're here and they won't just disappear." Indianapolis Postmark The "joint" was tightly packed in a cigarette wrapper on which was printed "Acapulco Gold" with a tiny marijuana leaf symbol in a circle. The envelopes bore an Indianapolis postmark. Legal experts said the persons who received the marijuana were in no danger of being prosecuted. READ THE WANT ADS! INTEREST RATES ARE UP! 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