Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on April 6, 1975 · Page 11
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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 11

Lubbock, Texas
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Sunday, April 6, 1975
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April 6, 1975 Budget Surplus Turns Out To Be 'Sugar Coated Pill' AUSTIN, TEX. (UPI) — A $1 billion budget surplus Texas legislators have rclirrl on to solve state problems aiul avoid new taxes is turning out to he H sur-;ar coated pill. II, iillows the rioliiicjjius lliis yoar to keep llieir promise nut to raise luxes. l!iiL n could produce Uif bi^L.'e.-'l l.i.v bill in Texas history - up lo S- billion —in 1977. "The surplus was a uiytli, il never really existed," sins Hop. Bill I'rcsnal, D-Bvyan, chairman of (he Mouse Appropriations Committee. '".11. was caused by inflation, and it must be used to overcome inflation." Presnal and other budget uriters who started the year collecting Lo have an abundance of stale revenue are now huvinjj lo watch their pennies. SpfaUer Rill Clayton has urdercd Prosnal's committee lo ilrull u )>roposcil stiUe budge 1 ! lor fiscal 197G 77 that is below ilio $!:>.,"> billion bill proposed by the Legislative Budget Board. Thorp is little doubt the legislature can gel by this year without a tax increase. But Comptroller Hob Bullock made it clear lust week jubt how bad the situation could be two years from now. If the legislature uses all the budget surplus, as it surely will, and passes a long range school finance bill most leaders have said is (he top priority of Iho. session, Texas will have to rind $1 billion in new UINCS in 11177, Bullock says. "It's not a question of if or when, it's a C|iu?sUon of how much," ho said. "The fat is in tile fire and there's no pulling it oul." There will nut bo any money left over at the end of the .session, Presnal .says. Jn fact, his committee is trimming out funding lor z number of bills passed this session, and may have to cut programs in state agencies lo insure enough money remains lor school finance 7'cforni. Senators face the same problems. Gov. Uolpli l-Jriseoo's proposal to merge the Texas Hiyhway Commission and Alans Transportation Commission was killed in the Senate because of its $1.00 million a year price tap; that would have diverted money away other purposes. "We're taking it away from school-children, hospitals 1 , medical schools and prisons." said Sen. A.R. .Schwartz, D-Galveston. "When tlie Finance Commil- loe runs oul of money, you start turning away the crying mothers of retarded children, the teachers and all the other people who get their funds out of switTiil revenue." Sen. A.M. Aikin, D-Paris. says I he legislature may have already spent loo much In permit passage of a comprehensive school finance bill. By Aikin's figures, there is only $••115 million left for use in revising the finance system Clayton estimates there will be S(j(X) million available, but is counting on Bullock raising his official revenue estimate by SlOO million if he is given 100 additional auditors to work on tax collections. In either case, the so-called budget surplus may turn out too lie more bitter than sweel. "Spending the surplus for ongoing programs is like spending an inheritance. When it's gone, it's gone," Bullock said. "It's like someone giving you a htorse and then you find oul you can't afford the saddle and the oats." Humors Of Mills Quitting Nixed U'ilbur O. Mills' personal secretary says the Arkansas Democrat has no plans lo resign from office Janice Ireland said thai when she talked to Mills late Tuesday lie seemed surprised about continuing rumors thai he would resign and indicated he was not even considering quilting. AJ SKAGGS N ALBERTSONS L DRUGS & FOODS HOME OF MAN IN GOLD SERVICE U.S.D.A. FRESH DRESSED SPLIT FRYER BREAST FRESH DRESSED FRYER THIGHS FRYER-FRESH DRESSED DRUMSTICKS BUCKET-O- CHICKEN JIMMY DEAN SAUSAGE KRAFT AMERICAN SLICED CHEESE HORMELL BLACK LABEL SLICED BACON KRAFT AMERICAN SINGLES 2 8REAST QUARTERS MEGQUARTfRS 2 GIBLETS ? EXTRA WINGS .IB QOc 02. .... 74 OZ. 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